Nanoemulsions: Potential Applications in Food, Health and Cosmetics Industry

Nanoemulsions: Potential Applications in Food, Health and Cosmetics Industry


  • Indu B. VKIDFT, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Thrissur-680651, Kerala, India
  • Nishida N.P. VKIDFT, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Thrissur-680651.
  • Soumyasree P.T. VKIDFT, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Thrissur-680651.


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Nanoemulsions are kinetically stable colloidal systems with smaller droplet sizes. Because of its outstanding features such as durable stability and adaptable rheology, nano emulsions are used in a wide range of industrial applications. Nanoemulsions can be utilised in the food industry to deliver antimicrobials, colouring and flavouring components, and nutraceuticals. Biodegradable coatings and packaging films may be created through active component nanoemulsion compositions to improve the quality, functionality, nutritional content, and shelf life of foods. Nanosized emulsions also used to promote delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredient. Nanoemulsions have wide range of applications in the cosmetic industry. These compositions are relatively stable, contain small droplet sizes, and spread easily over the skin without creaming or leaving a glossy covering. This review focuses on providing a fundamental understanding of the composition, preparation, and applications of nano emulsion in the food, health and cosmetics industries.

Author Biographies

Indu B., VKIDFT, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Thrissur-680651, Kerala, India


Nishida N.P., VKIDFT, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Thrissur-680651.

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How to Cite

B., I., N.P., N., & P.T., S. (2023). Nanoemulsions: Potential Applications in Food, Health and Cosmetics Industry. Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 61(1), 103–110. Retrieved from




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