Chemical and bioactive characterization of blueberry bioresidues Conference Paper uri icon


  • Blueberry production has increased exponentially in recent decades due to its known high nutritional characteristics, and bioresidues originating from its culture have also increased. It is critical to limit its buildup. One strategy for directing these residues is to turn them into high-value products while investigating their potential bioactivity. The goal of this study was to produce bioactive extracts from blueberry aerial parts using environmentally friendly methods. Different extracts, such as infusion, maceration, and decoction, were considered, as well as emerging extraction technologies, such as ultrasound-assisted extraction, in which different conditions (potency, temperature, and solvent type) were tested to achieve optimal extraction conditions (high yields and purity). The obtained extracts were studied regarding their chemical profile through phenolic compound´s identification and quantification by HPLC-DAD-MS.

publication date

  • January 1, 2023