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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: NEW BIOACTIVE AND BIOBASED PRODUCTS FROM PLANT CELL WALL POLYSACCHARIDES IN SUGAR BEET PULP, CITRUS PEEL AND OTHER ... PROCESSING RESIDUES

Location: Dairy and Functional Foods

Title: Production and bioactivity of pectic oligosaccharides from fruit and vegetable biomass

Authors
item Holck, Jesper -
item Hotchkiss, Arland
item Meyer, Anne -
item Mikkelsen, Jorn -
item Rastall, Robert -

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 5, 2013
Publication Date: April 7, 2014
Citation: Holck, J., Hotchkiss, A.T., Meyer, A.S., Mikkelsen, J.D., Rastall, R.A. 2014. Production and bioactivity of pectic oligosaccharides from fruit and vegetable biomass. In Food Oligosaccharides: Production, Analysis and Bioactivity, F.J. Moreno and M.L. Sanz (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, Book Chapter # 5, pp 76-87.

Technical Abstract: Pectin is abundant in various agro-industrial bio-resources such as citrus peel, apple pomace, cranberry pulp and sugar beet pulp. These materials can therefore be considered as a source of potential bioactive pectic oligosaccharides. This chapter reviews the various extraction and purification methods for production of the pectic oligosaccharides and the numerous bioactivities that include prebiotics, immunomodulation, anti-cancer, heavy metal excretion and anti-adhesion of food-borne pathogens. The convincing evidence of the potential for pectic oligosaccharides to be used as functional food ingredients now calls for significant attention to the selective and targeted production of well-defined structures from complex biomass.

Last Modified: 8/1/2014
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