Purification and characterization of an amylase from Opuntiaficus-indica seeds.

Abstract

BACKGROUND In Tunisia, prickly pear fruit grow spontaneously; it is consumed as fresh fruit, juice or jam. When the fruit is used for juice production, the seeds are discarded and go to waste. Our study aimed to extract biomolecules from seeds by producing value-added products from the fruits. RESULTS An amylase from Opuntia ficus-indica seeds was… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.5731

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