Applications and safety aspects of bioactives obtained from by-products/wastes

Deniz Günal-Köroğlu, Ezgi Erskine, Gulay Ozkan, Esra Capanoglu, Tuba Esatbeyoglu*

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Due to the negative impacts of food loss and food waste on the environment, economy, and social contexts, it is a necessity to take action in order to reduce these wastes from post-harvest to distribution. In addition to waste reduction, bioactives obtained from by-products or wastes can be utilized by new end-users by considering the safety aspects. It has been reported that physical, biological, and chemical safety features of raw materials, instruments, environment, and processing methods should be assessed before and during valorization. It has also been indicated that meat by-products/wastes including collagen, gelatin, polysaccharides, proteins, amino acids, lipids, enzymes and chitosan; dairy by-products/wastes including whey products, buttermilk and ghee residue; fruit and vegetable by-products/wastes such as pomace, leaves, skins, seeds, stems, seed oils, gums, fiber, polyphenols, starch, cellulose, galactomannan, pectin; cereal by-products/wastes like vitamins, dietary fibers, fats, proteins, starch, husk, and trub have been utilized as animal feed, food supplements, edible coating, bio-based active packaging systems, emulsifiers, water binders, gelling, stabilizing, foaming or whipping agents. This chapter will explain the safety aspects of bioactives obtained from various by-products/wastes. Additionally, applications of bioactives obtained from by-products/wastes have been included in detail by emphasizing the source, form of bioactive compound as well as the effect of said bioactive compound.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValorization of Wastes/by-products in the Design of Functional Foods/Supplements
EditorsEsra Capanoglu, María Dolores Navarro-Hortal, Tamara Yuliett Forbes-Hernández, Maurizio Battino
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages49
ISBN (Print)9780323955676
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

Publication series

NameAdvances in Food and Nutrition Research
ISSN (Print)1043-4526

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  • Agri-food industry
  • Bioactive compound
  • By-product
  • Extraction
  • Food application
  • Waste


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