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Enzyme-assisted extraction of bioactives from plants

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posted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by Munish PuriMunish Puri, D Sharma, Colin BarrowColin Barrow
Demand for new and novel natural compounds has intensified the development of plant-derived compounds known as bioactives that either promote health or are toxic when ingested. Enhanced release of these bioactives from plant cells by cell disruption and extraction through the cell wall can be optimized using enzyme preparations either alone or in mixtures. However, the biotechnological application of enzymes is not currently exploited to its maximum potential within the food industry. Here, we discuss the use of environmentally friendly enzyme-assisted extraction of bioactive compounds from plant sources, particularly for food and nutraceutical purposes. In particular, we discuss an enzyme-assisted extraction of stevioside from Stevia rebaudiana, as an example of a process of potential value to the food industry.

History

Journal

Trends in biotechnology

Volume

30

Issue

1

Pagination

37 - 44

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0167-7799

eISSN

1879-3096

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, Elsevier