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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops and their Co-Products

Location: Healthy Processed Foods Research

Title: Milling by product Utilization Research at USDA-ARS

item Milczarek, Rebecca
item Avena Bustillos, Roberto
item Du, Wen-xian
item Chiou, Bor-sen
item Mchugh, Tara

Submitted to: Trade Journal Publication
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/6/2010
Publication Date: 12/21/2010
Publication URL: (
Citation: Milczarek, R.R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Chiou, B., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Milling by product Utilization Research at USDA-ARS. Trade Journal Publication. 1(12)1.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In the State of California, waste material from olive milling (“alperujo” for 2-phase milling and “pomace” for 3-phase milling) is increasing as the domestic olive oil industry grows. Current best practices, including land application and conversion to animal feed, for disposing of olive milling waste do not generate much revenue for olive oil producers. This article describes current and past ARS research projects on new, more revenue-enhancing methods of utilization of olive oil milling waste. Projects include work from the Processed Foods Research Unit and Bioproduct Chemistry and Engineering Research Unit, both located at the Western Regional Research Center.

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