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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Effect of extraction methods on lycopene recovery from culled tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)


Author(s): Ramesha GS, Vasudeva KR, Krishna HC and Amarananjundeswara H

Abstract: Tomatoes are prone to rapid quality losses after harvest due to rough handling, poor transportation conditions, poor sanitation, and warm storage temperatures. Utilization of such culled tomato for extraction of lycopene was investigated. Culled tomatoes were disinfected by dipping in hot water (45o C) for five minutes and lycopene is extracted with different methods using cellulase and pectinase at 2 per cent w/w with incubation period of 60 and 120 minutes at 45° C. Later lycopene was extracted with solvent extraction method using solvents like petroleum ether - acetone, ethanol. Among the different treatments, the highest lycopene content (44.46 mg 100g-1) was obtained in cellulase enzyme (2 per cent) treated for 60 minutes prior to solvent extraction using petroleum ether. When this duration was increased to 120 minutes the lycopene content decreased to 37.50 mg 100g-1, followed by pectinase enzyme at concentration 2 per cent with incubation time of 120 minutes.

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Ramesha GS, Vasudeva KR, Krishna HC, Amarananjundeswara H. Effect of extraction methods on lycopene recovery from culled tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.). Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):2123-2125.
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