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Vol. 12, Special Issue 7 (2023)

Unlocking the value of fruit waste: Extraction of pectin as a sustainable resource

Author(s):
Crizil Chinnu Joseph
Abstract:
This review paper explores the extraction of pectin from fruit waste as a sustainable approach for valorizing agricultural by-products and reducing environmental waste. Different extraction methods, including traditional techniques and innovative approaches, are discussed, emphasizing the importance of optimizing extraction parameters to maximize pectin yield and quality. The characterization of extracted pectin, considering factors such as yield, esterification, molecular weight, and structure, is examined to tailor pectin for specific applications. The diverse applications of pectin in the food industry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care, environmental, and agricultural sectors are explored, highlighting its versatile functionalities. Emerging applications, including 3D printing and nanocomposite materials, are also discussed. The utilization of pectin from fruit waste aligns with the principles of sustainability and circular economy, contributing to waste reduction and resource efficiency. Further research is needed to optimize extraction techniques, explore novel applications, and address scale-up and cost-effectiveness challenges. Harnessing the potential of pectin extraction offers economic benefits while promoting a more sustainable future by creating value from fruit waste.
Pages: 1864-1867  |  237 Views  156 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Crizil Chinnu Joseph. Unlocking the value of fruit waste: Extraction of pectin as a sustainable resource. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 1864-1867.

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