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Type: Capítulo de livro
Title: Environmentally Friendly Technologies For Obtaining Anthocyanins From An Unusual Source
Author: Jesus S.P.
Santos D.T.
Meireles M.A.A.
Abstract: The consumers' constantly growing interest in healthier products has been motivating the search for new sources of bioactive compounds such as anthocyanins. Academic and industrial researches have been intensively investigating the anthocyanins due to their valuable functional properties. Although these natural pigments are widely spread in nature, their extraction procedure demands special attention to avoid degradation. For this reason, the extraction method plays a fundamental role in the recovery of anthocyanins from natural sources. Conventional extraction techniques are both time-and solvent-consuming, besides that they usually have a negative impact on the environment since they generate large amounts of organic solvent waste. On the other hand, there is an increasing demand for developing alternative methods in order to achieve faster, more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly extraction processes. This chapter presents the recent work done by our research group (LASEFI/DEA/FEA/UNICAMP) for obtaining anthocyanins from skins of a Brazilian fruit named jabuticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora). Several results from conventional and innovative extraction technologies are summarized and discussed with the aim of comparing extraction performances in terms of anthocyanins recovery. This chapter provides a more complete understanding about the influence of different extraction methods on the recovery of anthocyanins. © 2012 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Editor: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2012
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