Vol. 132, No. 9 | October 2017 Cosmetics & Toiletries® | 61
Nattaya Lourith and Mayuree Kanlayavattanakul
School of Cosmetic Science, Mae Fah Luang University,
Chiang Rai, Thailand
School of Pharmacy, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
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Passion fruit is well-known as exhibit- ing an attractive, exotic flower and characteristic flavor. Its fresh or processed fruit is highly sought for health benefits and used in functional beverages and health drinks. The soft, edible pulp of this fruit contains tiny seeds that comprise up to 25% of its fresh weight. These seeds, along with the peels, are dumped as waste during juice extraction; they account for more than 75% of the discarded waste. Therefore, in parallel with increasing demand for the fruit, the waste portion and residues from industrial processing of the fruit are also increasing.
In relation, the demand for sustainable, eco-friendly
and natural products including cosmetics is widespread;
although transforming agri-food industry by-products
into specialty ingredients for cosmetics poses challenges.
UPUP UP UP UP LEVELING UP UP assion Fruit Drives Color Cosmetics Into New Dimensions