High-nutritional content needed in the processed food products has turned out to be a mainstay for the customer-base across the food industry. Fortification has been taken up as a convenient way for helping children in consuming nutrients that they otherwise usually lack in their daily diets. Child obesity is taken as an important focus area by the food manufacturers and are taking in immense efforts for optimize healthy eating by integrating fortification and nutrients in the food products. According to FMI (Future Market Insights) in its recently published report on fruit pomace market, consumer demand with regards to fruit pomace is expected to witness a meteoric rise, given the increasing adoption in several edible products.
Apple Fruit Pomace Could Tackle Surging Child Obesity Cases
Pennotec, manufacturer of sustainable processes and products in UK recently developed an innovative way to deal with the child obesity rate by increasing usage of apple pomace as replacement for high-calorie ingredients. With the help of fruit pomace, in particular, by-product of apple, a consortium headed by Pennotec, the food technology specialist focuses at developing an ingredient that can help in reducing the sugar levels as well as saturated fats in the product range of the popular foods.
Pennotec received funding from Drink Division of Welsh Government and Small Business Research Initiative of Innovative UK and Food, to battle increasing number of child obesity cases and include apple fruit pomace as a key ingredient in the food products. The use of this fruit pomace is likely to enhance the nutritional value in the food composition. The fruit pomace project is primarily aimed at studying the nutritional benefits of apple fruit pomace, while also eliminating high-calorie ingredients inclusive of fats.
Innovative Drying Process of Fruit Pomace with Sun Heat to Eliminate Generation of Carbon Emissions
A latest research by scientists with UC Merced (University of California-Merced) and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) indicates that heat energy derived completely by sun alone can be highly beneficial for processing fruit pomace in a drier and lighter coproduct. This coproduct is likely to be utilized as an ingredient in the human food in the long run. Stabilizing fruit pomace has turned out to be a big hurdle for the processors. Therefore, for catering to this need, scientists of UC Merced and USDA have demonstrated that solar thermal-powered drum dryer would help in processing fruit pomace into dehydrated coproduct, which is easier to store and handle as well.
All the heat required for drum dryer is completely supplied by sun and the fruit pomace is stabilized and dried without any generation of carbon emissions. Most of all, the coproduct is likely to witness a significant demand as a nutrition-booster food ingredient.
Fruit Pomace Finds Applications in Cosmetics and Food Industry
Researchers from American Chemical Society have recently found out ways through which, grape fruit pomace ingredients can be utilized in cosmetics and food industry as well rather than getting wasted in landfills. The grape fruit pomace will be utilized as a renewable resource for producing antioxidants, dietary fibers and grape oils for health products. Such lucrative efforts are taken by the researchers for increasing economic value of the wine and grape industry, thereby minimizing environmental contamination.
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