Optimisation of the recovery of carotenoids from tomato processing wastes: application on textile dyeing and assessment of its antioxidant activity.

@article{Baaka2017OptimisationOT,
  title={Optimisation of the recovery of carotenoids from tomato processing wastes: application on textile dyeing and assessment of its antioxidant activity.},
  author={Noureddine Baaka and Imen El Ksibi and Mohamed Farouk Mhenni},
  journal={Natural product research},
  year={2017},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={196-203}
}
The present study has been focused on the extraction of natural pigments from tomato industry waste. At first, different solvents and solvents mixture were compared to determine which one is the best for extracting carotenoids compounds from tomato by-products. A mixture of hexane and acetone gave the highest carotenoids extraction yield among the others… CONTINUE READING