Journal article

Apple Pomace as a Functional and Healthy Ingredient in Food Products: A Review

Fengzhi Lyu, Selma F Luiz, Denise Rosane Perdomo Azeredo, Adriano G Cruz, Said Ajlouni, Chaminda Senaka Ranadheera

Processes | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

Apple pomace is a major by-product obtained during apple juice processing. Several million metric tons of apple pomace are estimated to be generated worldwide every year. However, the recovery rate of this by-product is low. Pomace is commonly disposed and thrown away as a waste, which results in environmental problems and even public health hazards. As a by-product of the apple juice processing industries, pomace contains plenty of different varieties of nutritionally important compounds, such as carbohydrates, phenolic compounds, dietary fiber and minerals. These important compounds can be recovered from apple pomace, or there is even a possibility of using apple pomace in the food systems..

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