Horticultural industry by-products as possible functional ingredients
Many by-products created by the food industry are far from useless. In fact, many by-products contain elements with health-related properties which can be utilised as new products in their own right for ingredients in foods and other products. This article explains some of the functional applications for some major horticultural by-products. These include polyphenols, dietary fibre and natural colour pigments. This article considers some of the important considerations that should be kept in mind when considering innovations for developing new products from by-products, whether for foods, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics.