Physicochemical and bioactive compounds of ‘cantaloupe’ melon: effect of ozone processing on pulp and seeds

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Abstract

Melon seeds are an important source of bioactive compounds, which are considered to be health beneficial. Therefore, the objective of this work was to assess the impact of gaseous ozone treatments (30 and 60 min) on melon seeds paste (nonedible part) and compare with the effect on pulp (edible part). Ozone treatments were evaluated in terms of physicochemical (color, pH, and soluble solids content) and nutritional profiles (total phenolics, total carotenoids, and total antioxidant capacity) of processed material. Results indicate that ozone has a different impact on the two fruit matrices, being seeds less affected by this preservation treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-215
Number of pages7
JournalOzone: Science and Engineering
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2018

Keywords

  • Agricultural Applications
  • Bioactive compounds
  • Melon
  • Ozone
  • Pulp
  • Quality
  • Seeds

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