Impact of different solvents on the recovery of bioactive compounds and antioxidant properties from lemon (Citrus limon L.) pomace waste

Konstantinos Papoutsis, Penta Pristijono, John B. Golding, Costas E. Stathopoulos, Christopher J. Scarlett, Michael C. Bowyer, Quan V. Vuong

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    Abstract

    The effects of different solvents on the recovery of (i) extractable solids (ES), (ii) total phenolic compounds (TPC), (iii) total flavonoid content (TFC), (iv) vitamin C, and (v) antioxidant activity from lemon pomace waste were investigated. The results revealed that solvents significantly affected the recovery of ES, TPC, TFC, and antioxidant properties. Absolute methanol and 50% acetone resulted in the highest extraction yields of TPC, whereas absolute methanol resulted in the highest extraction of TFC, and water had the highest recovery of vitamin C. 50% ethanol, and 50% acetone had higher extraction yields for TPC, and TFC, as well as higher antioxidant activity compared with their absolute solvents and water. TPC and TFC were shown to be the major components contributing to the antioxidant activity of lemon pomace.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)971–977
    Number of pages7
    JournalFood Science and Biotechnology
    Volume25
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2016

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