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Superior Antibacterial Activity of Integral Lemon Pectin From Hydrodynamic Cavitation

Version 1 : Received: 14 March 2020 / Approved: 17 March 2020 / Online: 17 March 2020 (03:43:39 CET)

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


Pectin extracted via hydrodynamic cavitation in water only from waste lemon peel and further isolated via freeze drying displays significant antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, a Gram positive pathogen which easily contaminates food. The antibacterial effect of the new IntegroPectin is largely superior to that of commercial citrus pectin, opening the way to advanced applications of a new bioproduct now obtainable in large amounts and at low cost from citrus juice industry’s waste.


pectin; antibacterial; lemon; flavonoids; hydrodynamic cavitation; IntegroPectin


LIFE SCIENCES, Microbiology

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