Consumption of tomato and tomato products is positively related to the reduction in cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer, thanks to the presence of natural compounds, such as antioxidants. Peels and seeds fractions of tomato, collected after industrial processing in Tunisian industries, were analysed for nutritional and antioxidants composition in perspective of its utilisation. Proximate composition, fatty acids profile, carotenoids, such as lycopene and beta-carotene, polyphenols contents, demonstrated the good potential of these residual products as a source of natural compounds, useful for food and nutraceuticals applications.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Rivista||Natural Product Research|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Plant Science
- Organic Chemistry
Santulli, A., Messina, C. M., Renda, G., La Barbera, L., Amri, Gharbi, & Santulli, A. (2017). Tunisian tomato by-products, as a potential source of natural bioactive compounds. Natural Product Research, 31, 626-631.