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Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2017, 5(11), 801-808
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-5-11-2
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Valorization Strategy of Banana Passion Fruit Shell Wastes: An Innovative Source of Phytoprostanes and Phenolic Compounds and Their Potential Use in Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industries

Sonia Medina1, 2, Jacinta Collado-González1, Federico Ferreres1, Julián Londoño-Londoño2, , Claudio Jiménez-Cartagena2, Alexandre Guy3, Thierry Durand3, Jean-Marie Galano3 and Angel Gil-Izquierdo1,

1Research Group on Quality, Safety and Bioactivity of Plant Foods, Department of Food Science and Technology, CEBAS (CSIC), Espinardo, Murcia, Spain

2Faculty of Engineering, Food Engineering Program, Corporación Universitaria Lasallista, Caldas-Antioquia, Colombia

3Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron, UMR 5247 CNRS, University of Montpellier, ENSCM, Montpellier, France

Pub. Date: October 23, 2017

Cite this paper:
Sonia Medina, Jacinta Collado-González, Federico Ferreres, Julián Londoño-Londoño, Claudio Jiménez-Cartagena, Alexandre Guy, Thierry Durand, Jean-Marie Galano and Angel Gil-Izquierdo. Valorization Strategy of Banana Passion Fruit Shell Wastes: An Innovative Source of Phytoprostanes and Phenolic Compounds and Their Potential Use in Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industries. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2017; 5(11):801-808. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-5-11-2


At present, people with today's busy lifestyle have a general trend of consuming fruit like banana passion fruit (Passiflora tripartita var. mollisima) as juices or smoothies, being an increasing tendency that can generate a large amount of agro-industrial residues. Whereby, food industries have a significant investment to minimize these wastes generated or devise alternatives of residue use. So, food researches are aimed to exploit these fruit waste. In this sense, this study has allowed the detection for the first time, in banana passion fruit shell, phytoprostanes (PhytoPs), oxylipins with multiple biological activities in humans. Furthermore, this study, with methodology used (LC-MS) allowed us to detect higher amount of these compounds (2318.63 ± 71.51 µg/100 g DW) than other vegetable matrices previously studied (macroalgae, olives or almonds, among others). In addition, we were able to identify 14 phenolic compounds (including cinnamoyl acid derivatives, flavonoid-O-glycoside, flavonoid-C-glycosides), not previously described in this matrix. Hence, this work increased the knowledge about the bioactive compounds profile of banana passion fruit shells and thereby to achieve a product with added value that may be used as natural source of bioactive compounds as alternative of synthetic substances in several industries of pharmaceutic or cosmetic fields.

Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima fruit shells agro-industries wastes food analysis phytoprostanes polyphenols

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