Chapter 3: Sustainable Environmental Remediation by Valorization of Agro-food Industrial Waste and By-products
Published:10 Nov 2023
This chapter addresses sustainable environmental remediation by valorization of wastes and their by-products obtained from agro-food industries. The agro-food industry generates a huge amount of agro-food waste and by-products from fruit and vegetable processing which are well known for their excellent source of valuable constituents such as bioactives (secondary metabolites). The antioxidative, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and anti-atherogenic properties of bioactive compounds have a very positive impact on health and are also known to modulate metabolic processes as well as help in cellular activities for human health, depending on the pathway and their bioavailability in the body. Consequently, this chapter highlights an overview of current trends and future prospects in the conversion of residues from various food sections into value-added products.