Waste to wealth: a Case study of papaya peel

TitleWaste to wealth: a Case study of papaya peel
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsPathak, PD
Secondary AuthorsMandavgane, SA
Tertiary AuthorsKulkarni, BD
JournalWaste and Biomass Valorization
Volume10
Issue6
Pagination1755-1766
Date PublishedJUN
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN18772641
KeywordsBioactive compounds, Biorefinery, Papaya peel, Valorization, Value-added products
Abstract

Papaya is a popular fruit consumed worldwide and well-known for its food and nutritional values. It is used in food industries for the production of jams, jellies, etc. As a result, these industries generate huge amounts of papaya peel (PP) and seeds as by-products, which are typically considered a waste, and thus discarded. However, our current investigation indicates that PP is a valuable source of bioactive compounds, which can be converted into many value-added products. In this article, we review the physicochemical composition and valorization of PP. PP can be utilized to obtain many value-added products by fermentation (e.g., biofuels, adsorbents, dietary fibers, biomedicine, biomaterials). The biorefinery approach for PP will definitely increase the value of this waste by producing an array of value-added products and achieving zero waste generation.

DOI10.1007/s12649-017-0181-x
Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)

Foreign

Impact Factor (IF)

1.337

Divison category: 
Chemical Engineering & Process Development