Thai University creates antimicrobial coating for strawberries using CBD

To increase the shelf life of strawberries, researchers at the Thammasat University in Thailand have incorporated cannabidiol, a non-hallucinogenic compound from cannabis known more commonly as CBD and sodium alginate, into an edible, antimicrobial coating that delays the rotting process, according to a report published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces by the American Chemical Society.

CBD is popular because of its potential therapeutic effects, but this cannabinoid has also been shown to have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. In previous studies, CBD limited the growth of some bacteria and pathogenic fungi, such as the ones that cause fresh fruits and vegetables to rot...


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