TAMARINDUS INDICA SEED EXTRACTION, APPLICATIONS, AND PHYSIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION: A REVIEW

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Adan Naeem
Rizwana Batool
Mahwash Aziz
Saima Tehseen
Madiha Rohi
Aiza Zafar
Rafia Mubeen
Bakhtawar Saleem

Keywords

Tamarind extraction, Tamarind seed-based gum, Proximate analysis, extraction techniques

Abstract

Aim of the article is to fully compile and synthesize existing knowledge on the removal of various bioactive components from Tamarindus indica seed waste. Carbohydrates, proteins, mucilage, alkaloids, lipids, tannins, amino acids, and gums are among the substances that are being targeted. In order to do this, researchers amalgamate traditional and non-thermal extraction techniques, that include supercritical fluid extraction (SFE), microwave-assisted extraction (MAE), and ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE). This study's main objectives are to investigate various extraction processes, examine the close chemical makeup of the extracted chemicals, and develop approaches to increase the yield of bioactive compounds. This review also aims to offer light on the prospective uses of these derived chemicals in various goods.

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