Fruit Extraction Methods

Fruit Extraction Methods

The fruit extraction process can be done via several methods, whether they be liquid-liquid or liquid-solid extraction techniques. These methods allow for juice, oil, or DNA to be extracted from the fruit, which is later used as an additive in consumable products. If you’re interested in learning more about the various fruit extraction processes, then read on.

Which types of fruits can be extracted?

Just about any type of fruit can have DNA, antioxidants, or other components extracted from it. Here are some of the more popular fruits that undergo this extraction process:

  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Pineapples
  • Mandarins
  • Papayas
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwis
  • Grapes
  • Pomegranates
  • Acai Berries
  • Cranberries

Fruit Extraction Methods

There are several extraction techniques that manufacturers use for commercial and industrial extractions, including fruit extraction. Here are two of the most popular methods that manufacturers use to take out DNA, pigment, and other compounds from a fruit:

  1. Solvent Extraction = This process involves the use of a solvent such as ethanol or hexane. Whichever solvent the manufacturer chooses to use will be key when attempting to extract a compound from fruit, and can affect how quickly and effectively the process goes. It is important that the proper amount of research be done to find a trustworthy supplier that will provide you with chemical solvents that are not only safe but effective for your process.
  2. Distillation Method = In general, distillation converts a liquid into a vapor that is then condensed back into a liquid state. This process allows for compounds to be separated by using controlled boiling and evaporation. For fruits, a lot of manipulation is done. The right chemical solution will remove impurities so that pure liquid can be reclaimed. From peeling, coring, slicing, and reducing in size, the fruit can undergo a crushing process and then filtration.

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