Apple Pomace as a Functional and Healthy Ingredient in Food Products: A Review

Fengzhi Lyu, Selma F. Luiz, Denise Rosane Perdomo Azeredo, Adriano G. Cruz, Said Ajlouni, Chaminda Senaka Ranadheera
2020 Processes  
Apple pomace is a major by-product obtained during apple juice processing. Several million metric tons of apple pomace are estimated to be generated worldwide every year. However, the recovery rate of this by-product is low. Pomace is commonly disposed and thrown away as a waste, which results in environmental problems and even public health hazards. As a by-product of the apple juice processing industries, pomace contains plenty of different varieties of nutritionally important compounds, such
more » ... ant compounds, such as carbohydrates, phenolic compounds, dietary fiber and minerals. These important compounds can be recovered from apple pomace, or there is even a possibility of using apple pomace in the food systems directly or after minimal processing. Therefore, apple pomace can be utilized in food products to improve their health benefits and commercial values. This review focuses on the current food applications and influence of apple pomace on the characteristics of various food products.
doi:10.3390/pr8030319 fatcat:soa7qsdphnby3c2rssvf3eytb4