Opuntia ficus-indica L. Mill Residues—Properties and Application Possibilities in Food Supplements



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Manzur-Valdespino, Salvador and Ramírez-Moreno, Esther and Arias-Rico, José and Jaramillo-Morales, Osmar Antonio and Calderón-Ramos, Zuli Guadalupe and Delgado-Olivares, Luis and Córdoba Díaz, Manuel and Córdoba Díaz, Damián and Cruz-Cansino, Nelly del Socorro (2020) Opuntia ficus-indica L. Mill Residues—Properties and Application Possibilities in Food Supplements. Applied Sciences, 10 (9). p. 3260. ISSN 2076-3417

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/app10093260


Recently, industry has been focusing on the development of new products made from food by-products in order to reduce and take advantage of food wastes. The objective of this study was to evaluate tablet formulations developed by mixing two commercial excipients, microcrystalline cellulose (M) and α-lactose-monohydrate (L), added with powder from residues (mesocarp and pericarp) of green and red (G and R) cactus pear fruit (Opuntia ficus-indica L. Mill), having the following formulations: green with microcrystalline cellulose (GM), green with lactose (GL), red with microcrystalline cellulose (RM), and red with lactose (RL). The results showed lower disintegration times for the tablets with microcrystalline cellulose. The fiber functional properties presented good values for lipid and water holding capacity. There was a higher total phenolic content (TPC) in formulations with green cactus pear residue powder with microcrystalline cellulose and lactose (GM and GL, respectively), but the DPPH and ferric reducing/antioxidant power (FRAP) values were higher in the formulations with red cactus pear residues (RM and RL), while ABTS values were similar among all formulations. In conclusion, tablets made from Opuntia residues are proposed as a product of interest for the food supplement industry because of the good quality parameters and the functional and antioxidant properties that they provide.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Opuntia ficus-indica; residues; tablet; functional properties; antioxidants
Subjects:Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Dietetics and nutrition
Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Pharmacology
Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Pharmaceutical technology
ID Code:67091
Deposited On:30 Jul 2021 12:53
Last Modified:17 Aug 2021 06:47

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