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Valued Bioproducts from Waste Opuntia ficus-indica Peel via Microwave-Assisted Hydrodiffusion and Hydrodistillation

Version 1 : Received: 21 October 2017 / Approved: 23 October 2017 / Online: 23 October 2017 (03:57:04 CEST)

How to cite: Ciriminna, R.; Danzì, C..; Timpanaro, G.; Locatelli, M.; Carnaroglio, D.; Fidalgo, A.; Scurria, A.; Avellone, G.; Ilharco, L.M.; Pagliaro, M. Valued Bioproducts from Waste Opuntia ficus-indica Peel via Microwave-Assisted Hydrodiffusion and Hydrodistillation. Preprints 2017, 2017100145 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201710.0145.v1). Ciriminna, R.; Danzì, C..; Timpanaro, G.; Locatelli, M.; Carnaroglio, D.; Fidalgo, A.; Scurria, A.; Avellone, G.; Ilharco, L.M.; Pagliaro, M. Valued Bioproducts from Waste Opuntia ficus-indica Peel via Microwave-Assisted Hydrodiffusion and Hydrodistillation. Preprints 2017, 2017100145 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201710.0145.v1).

Abstract

The integral extraction via microwave-assisted hydrodiffusion and hydrodistillation of water-soluble bioproducts contained in the peel of Opuntia ficus-indica white and red cultivars harvested in Sicily, affords red and stable aqueous extracts mostly containing valued betanin, pectin and biophenols. Potentially useful as nutraceutical products, these aqueous extracts are a source of valued ingredients in high demand for a number of important food, cosmetic, beverage and nutraceutical applications.

Subject Areas

Opuntia ficus-indica; nutraceutical; betanin; pectin; natural colorant

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