This volume takes an eco-friendly approach to examining the advantages of using plant food by-products as food additives and nutraceuticals, turning solid wastes into value-added items. The chapters, written by researchers and professionals working in the plant food industry, look at ways to make effective use of plant by-products by harnessing the power of the antimicrobial and nutraceutical power of plant and herb extracts. The measures and techniques discussed here will also help to improve the economics of processing crops. The chapter authors cover a range of issues, including the economic and environmental benefits of utilizing plant food by-products, extraction technologies, plant tissues as a source of nutraceutical compounds, and more.
Table of Contents
Integral Exploitation of the Plant Food Industry: Food Security and Sustainable Development. Economic and Environmental Benefits of Utilizing Plant Food By-Products. Extraction Technologies for the Production of Bioactive Compounds from Plant Food By-Products. Plant Tissues as a Source of Nutraceutical Compounds: Fruit Seeds, Leaves, Flowers, and Stems. Harvest By-Products of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Winery and Grape Juice Extraction By-Products. By-Products from Minimal Processing of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. By-Products of the Nut and Peanut Agro-Industry as Sources of Phytochemicals Suitable for the Nutraceutical and Food Industries. By-Products from Coffee Processing. Dietary Fiber and Lycopene from Tomato Processing. By-Products from Essential Oil Extraction. Antioxidant Enrichment of Ice Cream Using Fruit By-Products. By-Products from Grains and Cereals Processing.