It is one of the most commonly planted banana varieties from the Cavendish group, and is the aiding fruit grown in the Philippines. Its prospect in the domestic and foreign markets is promising as demands for fresh and processed products are increasing. According to the National Industry Cluster Capacity Enhancement Project of the Department of Trade and Industry, “The Philippines’ production area of banana ranked as the third largest in the world at 415,000 hectares in 2004 or about 8. 5% of the total world area. It ranked second to India which has 680,000 hectares.The country’s production area from 1 990 to 2004 was increasing at a rate of 2.
2% per year 1. ” Cavendish banana also comprises 50 % of the 2. 1 million metric tons of banana production in the Philippines from October to December of 2012, as declared by the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics. Banana peels are commonly known to be used in compost pits and as fertilizers. Others use it as pain relievers for burns and scratches, for wart removal and splinters removal according to a website called parenthetically. Come.PRODUCT pectin for use in food is defined as a polymer containing acculturation acid units (at least 65%).
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The acid groups may either be free, combined as a methyl ester, or as sodium, potassium, calcium or ammonium salts, and in some cities amide groups may also be present. It is produced commercially as a white to light brown powder, mainly extracted from citrus fruits, and is used in food as a gelling agent particularly in jams and jellies. It is also used in fillings, medicines, sweets, as a stabilizer in fruit juices and milk drinks, and as a source of dietary fiber.According to a study entitled “Characterization of Pectin from Different Fruit Wastes” by Pappas Madhya and P. B. Pushball in 2002, banana peel contains approximately 7 -? 8% of pectin as compared to the usual raw material which re apple pomade, containing 1 – 1. 5% and, citrus peels containing, 30%, and mango peels containing 7 – 8% of pectin.
This study suggests that banana peel can be utilized as a source of pectin. PROCESS There are different ways of extracting pectin.