Industrial applications and potential pharmaceutical uses of mango (mangifera indica) kernel

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Abstract

© 2014 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Mango is grown across the world in tropical and warm temperate regions. Its processing is very important for exporting in many producer countries. This is primarily due to the fact that there are several limitations regarding the export of fresh fruits. Fruit processing is very advanced in many countries, in some of them it has been invented and developed various systems to enhance the fruit processing. Sale in fresh is the most common use of the mango which implies that the end products have low added value in the market, for instance, mango seed kernel is one of the by-products of food processing industry and is not commercially exploited, but are discarded, consequently there is a high wastage raw material. For this reason this chapter is aimed to made brief recompilation about Mangós seeds, beginning since its origin and taxonomy of the Mango, some important data of global production and marketing of mangós kernel seed and its oil are also provided. During processing of mango, kernel seeds were thrown off as garbage, and thereby losing a resource for valuable seed fat. Physical and chemical properties presented important information for its contents and processing. A chemical analysis of the fresh core of the mango seed also known as the seed stone comprises 13 per cent of the fruit's total weight and around 55 to 65 per cent of the seed's weight. In fact, the kernel or the mango seed core is a significant spin-off of the mango processing industry. It is edible and has various utilities in the food industry. For instance, the mango seeds are dried and stored in India for use as meals during acute food crisis. The mango seed kernel contains substantial amount of edible fat, which is extracted and used for several purposes. Additionally the effect of the seed used as biosorbent as well as antioxidant, antibiotic and other relevant uses are also described. Finally, the future trends to improve its production and its development of new products from mango seed are also indicated
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationSeeds as Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals: New Frontiers in Food Science
Number of pages235
ISBN (Electronic)9781629486406, 9781628084894
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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    Rivera, N. V., Pérez, S. C., Chanona-Pérez, J. J., Perea-Flores, M. D. J., Calderón-Domínguez, G., Ivars, J. B., & Farrera-Rebollo, R. R. (2014). Industrial applications and potential pharmaceutical uses of mango (mangifera indica) kernel. In Seeds as Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals: New Frontiers in Food Science