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Pineapple is a popular tropical fruit consumed worldwide. After processing pineapple for human consumption, large amounts of waste containing valuable compounds are produced, including essential oils. Pineapple essential oil is a contender for natural preservatives, flavoring ingredients, and medicinal agents due to its biological action advantages, including antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory qualities. There are various techniques that can be utilized to extract pineapple essential oil, including steam distillation or hydro-distillation (HD), solvent extraction, and supercritical fluid extraction (SFE). Steam distillation is the most common extraction method due to its low cost and simplicity. However, solvent extraction and SFE have been reported to produce higher yields of essential oil. Essential oil from pineapple waste is a promising natural product with a broad range of applications in various industries. However, further research is required to optimize the extraction processes and explore the full potential of these essential oils. The chapter will discuss the use of essential oils derived from pineapple waste for sustainable waste management practices and environmental preservation.

Ibrahim, M. F., et al. (2024).”Essential Oil from Pineapple Wastes.” Chemical Substitutes from Agricultural and Industrial By‐Products: Bioconversion, Bioprocessing, and Biorefining: 103-121.

https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527841141.ch6

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