Benefits of Pectin from Food Waste

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Korawit Sakkaekaew


This article aims to provide knowledge about the benefits of pectin from food waste and guidelines for the use of pectin substances. The food waste from consumption and processing cannot be avoided. Most of the plant food waste came from the bark of fruits and vegetables. Those contain various biological compounds which are beneficial to human. Whether it is dietary fiber, antioxidants, phytochemicals, etc. The main components of these fruits and vegetables peels are complex carbohydrates called pectin, which can use be gelling agent and increases the viscosity of the food. Moreover, pectin is a soluble fiber that is important to control blood sugar levels, reduce cholesterol levels, maintain digestive and excretory system. Pectin from food waste can be used in the food industry and health benefits.

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Sakkaekaew, K. . . (2020). Benefits of Pectin from Food Waste. Dusit Thani College Journal, 14(1), 487–499. Retrieved from
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