Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Blueberry pomace

Blueberries have a particularly high content of polyphenols, anthocyanins, phenolic acids, flavanols, flavanols and tannins. One of the richest sources of phenolic compounds is the blueberry pomace with an important antioxidant capacity.

Fiber content of blueberry pomace may offer functional properties associated with water retention and emulsifying capacity.

Blueberry by-product or pomace can be processed, to obtain blueberry pomace powder. Producing dried powders from blueberry pomace allows to reduce its environmental impact and gives value to this waste material.

Blueberry pomace powder could be used as ingredient with a prolonged shelf-life. This pomace combines the physiological effects of dietary fiber and antioxidants. Fiber and phenolic constituents have higher concentration in blueberry pomace than in the fruit itself.

Pomace contains up to 50 % of the procyanindins present in the fresh fruit. Potential uses of blueberry pomace powder include cookies and cereal-based products, among others. the most consumed and popular bakery products around the world are cookies for being low-cost, ready-to-eat product and involving a long shelf life.

Pomace was used as an ingredient in extruded products with health benefits in vivo, such as reduction of plasma cholesterol and abdominal fat.
Blueberry pomace

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