Processing of fruits produces large volumes of wastes and these wastes can create pollution problems and also result in loss of valuable biomass and nutrients. The Handbook of Fruit Wastes and By-Products: Chemistry, Processing Technology, and Utilization deals with the various techniques and methods involved in processing of fruit by-products.
Although there are some general books on by-products of food processing industry but they are limited in context to the by-products of some particular fruits. This is the first book devoted to fruit processing by-products of wide range of important fruits including tropical, subtropical and temperate fruits; and their possible utilization in food and non-food industries.
- Discusses the valorization of fruit processing by-products
- Covers the role of the by-products as prebiotics and dietary fibers
- Presents extraction techniques of bioactive compounds from fruit wastes
This book provides in-depth information about the fruit processing by-products, their nutritional composition, biochemistry, processing technology of by-products and the utilization of by-products into various food applications. This book also offers comprehensive coverage on the role of the fruit by-products as prebiotics and dietary fibers, their potential as the source of bioactive ingredients and their utilization in the development of novel functional foods.
It also includes various novel technologies useful in extraction and evaluation of the functional components from these fruit processing by-products. The book addresses how the proper utilization of fruit processing by‐products would not only emerge as a source of extra profit to the fruit processing industry but also will help in lessen the environment pollution due to these fruit processing by-products.