Orange juice by-products from different “Algarve Citrus” cultivars as a sustainable source of bioactive compounds

Ana A. Vilas-Boas*, Daniela Magalhães, Marta Correia, Débora A. Campos, Manuela Pintado

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Sweet orange is one of the most consumed fruit worldwide, with a production rate of 78 million tonnes in 2019. The European Union countries accounting up to 7% of the global production, where Portugal ranks the fifth place. “Algarve Citrus” are non-climacteric Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) fruit, grown mainly in the south of Portugal, and in the last year the production reached a total of 356 thousand tons. The orange juice represents one of the main orange uses, and during this process only about 50% of the fresh orange weight is transformed into juice. Therefore, large amounts of by-products, mainly orange peels (OP) are generated. OP are particularly rich in phenolic compounds (PC) which have been linked with diverse human health benefits associated with their antioxidant capacity (AOC). Recently hesperidin, the most representative PC in citrus fruits demonstrated the ability to hinder SARS-CoV-2 entry and replication.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2022
EventCongresso Ibero-Americano de Biotecnologia - Braga, Portugal
Duration: 7 Apr 20229 Apr 2022
Conference number: 3º

Conference

ConferenceCongresso Ibero-Americano de Biotecnologia
Abbreviated titleBioIberoAmerica 2022
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityBraga
Period7/04/229/04/22

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