Nanotechnology: The manipulation and application of materials at the nanoscale level (one billionth of a meter) for various purposes. The objective is to create and harness materials with unique and exceptional properties that arise at this nanometer scale.Singh et.al., (2017)
Nanotechnology is all about working with things that are incredibly tiny, at a scale of one billionth of a meter (a nanometer). At this scale, scientists and engineers can manipulate and control materials to create new properties and functions. It’s like having superpowers to change the behavior of things on a tiny scale.
In food science, nanomaterials have been effectively in enhancing nutrient delivery, improving food packaging, developing novel food ingredients, as processing aids, quality enhancers, antimicrobial agents as well as in the development of sensors for quality and safety assessment (Patra et. al., 2018).