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Exceptional Antioxidant, Non-Cytotoxic Activity of Integral Lemon Pectin from Hydrodynamic Cavitation

Version 1 : Received: 15 January 2020 / Approved: 16 January 2020 / Online: 16 January 2020 (03:14:23 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 17 March 2020 / Approved: 18 March 2020 / Online: 18 March 2020 (02:37:32 CET)
Version 3 : Received: 30 March 2020 / Approved: 31 March 2020 / Online: 31 March 2020 (05:00:13 CEST)

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Journal reference: ChemistrySelect 2020
DOI: 10.1002/slct.202000375


Lemon pectin extracted along with water-soluble flavonoids and other phytochemicals from citrus industry’s waste lemon peel via hydrodynamic cavitation in water, directly at pre-industrial scale and further isolated via freeze drying, shows exceptionally high antioxidant and non-cytotoxic activity. Preliminary investigation indicates also significant antimicrobial activity. These findings open the route to the development of new nutraceutical and healthcare application of a versatile biopolymer endowed with new functionality, rapidly and conveniently obtained from an abundant by-product of the agrofood industry.


pectin; antioxidant; lemon; flavonoids; hydrodynamic cavitation; IntegroPectin


LIFE SCIENCES, Biochemistry

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Received: 31 March 2020
Commenter: Mario Pagliaro
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Final version of the study after minor changes suggested by Reviewers in the second round of peer review.
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