Fruit Peels & Powders
Fruit by-products such as peel often contain more bioactive compounds than the edible portion. Extracts of eleven tropical fruit peels were found to have high bioactive compound contents and high antioxidant activity. Green sugar apple and purple sugar apple peels had the highest total phenolics content, total flavonoids, and antioxidant activity values.
The lemon, orange, and grapefruits are collected in Cukurova, Adana region during the peak season. The peeling process is done after washing. The citrus peels are dried in closed furnaces at temperatures where volatile oils, minerals, and vitamins are not disturbed. Grinding machines are used to make them into powder.
The citrus powder is used in the food and beverage industry as a flavor enhancer.