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Dietary Fiber from Underutilized Plant Resources—A Positive Approach for Valorization of Fruit and Vegetable Wastes

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ERA Chair for Food(By-) Products Valorisation Technologies (VALORTECH), Estonian University of Life Sciences, Fr.R. Kreutzwaldi 56/5, 51006 Tartu, Estonia
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Chair of Food Science and Technology, Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Estonian University of Life Science, Fr.R.Kreutzwaldi 56/5, 51006 Tartu, Estonia
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Sustainability 2020, 12(13), 5401; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12135401
Received: 11 May 2020 / Revised: 23 June 2020 / Accepted: 1 July 2020 / Published: 3 July 2020
Agri-food industries generate enormous amounts of fruit and vegetable processing wastes, which opens up an important research area aimed towards minimizing and managing them efficiently to support zero wastes and/or circular economy concept. These wastes remain underutilized owing to a lack of appropriate processing technologies vital for their efficient valorization, especially for recovery of health beneficial bioactives like dietary fibers. Dietary fiber finds wide applications in food and pharmaceutical industries and holds high promise as a potential food additive and/or as a functional food ingredient to meet the techno-functional purposes important for developing health-promoting value-added products. Based on this, the present review has been designed to support ‘zero waste’ and ‘waste to wealth’ concepts. In addition, the focus revolves around providing updated information on various sustainability challenges incurred towards valorization of fruit and vegetable wastes for extraction of health promoting dietary fibers. View Full-Text
Keywords: dietary fiber; agri-food wastes; by-products; valorization; health benefits dietary fiber; agri-food wastes; by-products; valorization; health benefits
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Hussain, S.; Jõudu, I.; Bhat, R. Dietary Fiber from Underutilized Plant Resources—A Positive Approach for Valorization of Fruit and Vegetable Wastes. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5401. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12135401

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Hussain S, Jõudu I, Bhat R. Dietary Fiber from Underutilized Plant Resources—A Positive Approach for Valorization of Fruit and Vegetable Wastes. Sustainability. 2020; 12(13):5401. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12135401

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Hussain, Shehzad, Ivi Jõudu, and Rajeev Bhat. 2020. "Dietary Fiber from Underutilized Plant Resources—A Positive Approach for Valorization of Fruit and Vegetable Wastes" Sustainability 12, no. 13: 5401. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12135401

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