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Strategies to Increase the Biological and Biotechnological Value of Polysaccharides from Agricultural Waste for Application in Healthy Nutrition

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School of Agricultural Engineering, University of Extremadura, Avda. Adolfo Suárez s/n, 06007 Badajoz, Spain
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University Institute of Agro-Food Resources Research (INURA), Campus Universitario, University of Extremadura, Avda. de la Investigación s/n, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
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Academic Editors: Frédéric J. Tessier, Paul B. Tchounwou and Angela F. Cunha
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(11), 5937; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115937
Received: 15 April 2021 / Revised: 14 May 2021 / Accepted: 27 May 2021 / Published: 1 June 2021
Nowadays, there is a growing interest in the extraction and identification of new high added-value compounds from the agro-food industry that will valorize the great amount of by-products generated. Many of these bioactive compounds have shown beneficial effects for humans in terms of disease prevention, but they are also of great interest in the food industry due to their effect of extending the shelf life of foods by their well-known antioxidant and antimicrobial activity. For this reason, an additional research objective is to establish the best conditions for obtaining these compounds from complex by-product structures without altering their activity or even increasing it. This review highlights recent work on the identification and characterization of bioactive compounds from vegetable by-products, their functional activity, new methodologies for the extraction of bioactive compounds from vegetables, possibly increasing their biological activity, and the future of the global functional food and nutraceuticals market. View Full-Text
Keywords: agricultural waste; polysaccharides; bioactive function; extraction methods; nutraceuticals agricultural waste; polysaccharides; bioactive function; extraction methods; nutraceuticals
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Rivas, M.Á.; Casquete, R.; Martín, A.; Córdoba, M.d.G.; Aranda, E.; Benito, M.J. Strategies to Increase the Biological and Biotechnological Value of Polysaccharides from Agricultural Waste for Application in Healthy Nutrition. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5937. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115937

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Rivas MÁ, Casquete R, Martín A, Córdoba MdG, Aranda E, Benito MJ. Strategies to Increase the Biological and Biotechnological Value of Polysaccharides from Agricultural Waste for Application in Healthy Nutrition. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(11):5937. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115937

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Rivas, María Á., Rocío Casquete, Alberto Martín, María d.G. Córdoba, Emilio Aranda, and María J. Benito 2021. "Strategies to Increase the Biological and Biotechnological Value of Polysaccharides from Agricultural Waste for Application in Healthy Nutrition" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 11: 5937. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115937

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