Microbial Fructo- Oligosaccharides Derived from Agri-Food Waste

Praveen Kumar Dikkala, Gopinath Mummaleti, Reshu Rajput, Ritika Modi, Chayanika Sarma, Gazula Himabindu, Yarrakula Srinivas, Monika Sharma, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Zeba Usmani, Minaxi Sharma

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Nutrients-enriched diet is a vital need for the survival of living organisms, as it is shown by several research studies that the nutrient-deficient diet may cause many diseases, which can be manipulated with the adequate intake of different dietary substances. Several modifications have been made in the dietary pattern with great interest towards the intake of prebiotics particularly fructooligosaccharides (FOS) which plays a significant role in the growth of gut microbiota in different ways. Oligosaccharides have low-calorific values with non-carcinogenic properties that helps in the absorption of ions with the reduction in the cholesterol level. These functional components are Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) for consumption, which can be extracted from different agricultural byproducts (coffee byproducts, sugarcane byproducts, cereal brand, etc.) These agri-industrial substrates are considered as one of the economical approaches used in the production of low-cost fructooligosaccharides. The innovative and novel prebiotics have been gaining the attention of health-conscious consumers exploited from agri-food waste biomass. This chapter deals with the structures of different FOS, their properties, different methodologies for the production of microbial FOS with or without enzymes and recombinant technologies using agri-food wastes or by-products, and their industrial applications in the food sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrobial Bioprocessing of Agri-Food Wastes
Subtitle of host publicationFood Ingredients
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781000838077
ISBN (Print)9781032358840
Publication statusFirst published - 16 Jun 2023

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© 2023 selection and editorial matter Gustavo Molina, Minaxi Sharma, Vipin Chandra Kalia, Franciele Maria Pelissari, Vijai Kumar Gupta, individual chapters, the contributors.


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