Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

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Authors' Class Standing

Sahil Ghate - Sophomore Foram R. Madiyar Ph.D - Assistant Professor Siddharth S. Kesharwani Ph.D - Assistant Professor Sonali R. Pandey Ph.D - Assistant Professor

Lead Presenter's Name

Sahil Ghate

Faculty Mentor Name

Foram R. Madiyar Ph.D

Abstract

This study focuses on the apples, berries, and grapes wastage produced by the population of North America and Europe. The research is aims to conduct in-depth comparison between these two regions based on volume and monetary value of fruit waste produced. The research was conducted by an inquiry based primary research with industry experts product development scientist and good waste management companies, and secondary research was conducted by collecting information from company’s websites, annual reports, white papers, and financial reports. This research open the reusability opportunity of fruit waste, optimize the food processing and manufacturing industry. The waste from apples, berries, and grapes are high in moisture and biologically active components (BACs) which make them ideal raw materials for the functional food product industry. The market research conducted in the study highlights the potential in the waste produced by apples, berries, and grapes during food processing and manufacturing through ingredient analysis and comparing it to the functional food ingredient requirements. The results of the market research and industry analysis will assist industries and researchers in finding and optimizing processes to reduce waste and maximize the extraction of fruits’ nutrients content.

KEYWORDS: Food waste, Recycle, biologically active compounds, apple pomace, grape pomace, market value

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes, Ignite Grant

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Product Development from Apple, Grapes and Berries Food Waste: Market Research, Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment

This study focuses on the apples, berries, and grapes wastage produced by the population of North America and Europe. The research is aims to conduct in-depth comparison between these two regions based on volume and monetary value of fruit waste produced. The research was conducted by an inquiry based primary research with industry experts product development scientist and good waste management companies, and secondary research was conducted by collecting information from company’s websites, annual reports, white papers, and financial reports. This research open the reusability opportunity of fruit waste, optimize the food processing and manufacturing industry. The waste from apples, berries, and grapes are high in moisture and biologically active components (BACs) which make them ideal raw materials for the functional food product industry. The market research conducted in the study highlights the potential in the waste produced by apples, berries, and grapes during food processing and manufacturing through ingredient analysis and comparing it to the functional food ingredient requirements. The results of the market research and industry analysis will assist industries and researchers in finding and optimizing processes to reduce waste and maximize the extraction of fruits’ nutrients content.

KEYWORDS: Food waste, Recycle, biologically active compounds, apple pomace, grape pomace, market value