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Bioactive phytochemicals from sesame oil processing by-products

Item Type:Book Section
Title:Bioactive phytochemicals from sesame oil processing by-products
Creators Name:Mekky, R.H. and Hegazy, M.M. and Cádiz-Gurrea, M.d.l.L. and Fernández-Ochoa, Á. and Segura Carretero, A.
Abstract:Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is an oil crop that belongs to the family Pedaliaceae. It is cultivated all over the world. Sesame seeds possess nutritional value being a rich source of proteins, dietary fibers, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins. Sesame seeds and oil have several biological potentials: antioxidant, antimutagenic, estrogenic, and hypolipidemic. Many phytochemical constituents were observed in sesame seeds and/or oil as phenolic acids, flavonoids, lignans, phytosterols, and unsaturated fatty acids. The total world production of sesame is around seven million tons with a production of two million tons of sesame oil with nearly 70% of agri-industrial by-product in the form of the cake counterpart. Some studies focused on the cake by-product’s phytochemical composition and biological potential, reflecting the valorization of such agri-industrial by-products where the effective utilization of them could lead to sustainability in the industry of food supplements, nutraceuticals, and non-food applications.
Keywords:Bioactive Compounds, Food By-Products, Phytochemicals, Sesame Cake, Valorization
Series Name:Reference Series in Phytochemistry
Title of Book:Bioactive phytochemicals from vegetable oil and oilseed processing by-products
Page Range:155-194
Number of Pages:766
Date:22 March 2023
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91381-6_9

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