Bioactives from fruit processing wastes: green approaches to valuable chemicals

Jhumur Banerjee, Ramkrishna Singh, Vijayaraghavan Ranganathan, Douglas Macfarlane, Antonio Patti, Amit Arora

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Abstract

Fruit processing industries contribute more than 0.5 billion tonnes of waste worldwide. The global availability of this feedstock and its untapped potential has encouraged researchers to perform detailed studies on value-addition potential of fruit processing waste (FPW). Compared to general food or other biomass derived waste, FPW are found to be selective and concentrated in nature. The peels, pomace and seed fractions of FPW could potentially be a good feedstock for recovery of bioactive compounds such as pectin, lipids, flavonoids, dietary fibres etc. A novel bio-refinery approach would aim to produce a wider range of valuable chemicals from FPW. The wastes from majority of the extraction processes may further be used as renewable sources for production of biofuels. The literature on value addition to fruit derived waste is diverse. This paper presents a review of fruit waste derived bioactives. The financial challenges encountered in existing methods are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-22
Number of pages13
JournalFood Chemistry
Volume225
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Bioactives
  • Biorefinery
  • Fruit processing waste
  • Nutraceuticals

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