Optimum Conditions for Extracting Flavanones from Grapefruit Peels and Encapsulation of Extracts

자몽껍질 유래 플라바논의 최적 추출 및 기능성 소재 캡슐화

  • Ko, Min-Jung (Department of Food Science and Engineering, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Kwon, Hye-Lim (Department of Food Science and Engineering, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Chung, Myong-Soo (Department of Food Science and Engineering, Ewha Womans University)
  • 고민정 (이화여자대학교 식품공학과) ;
  • 권혜림 (이화여자대학교 식품공학과) ;
  • 정명수 (이화여자대학교 식품공학과)
  • Received : 2014.03.04
  • Published : 2014.08.31


The extraction of flavanones such as naringin, narirutin, naringenin, hesperidin, and hesperetin from grapefruit peels was performed using subcritical water extraction (SWE), hot water extraction, and conventional methods such as methanol and ethanol extraction. We analyzed the total flavanone content using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for each extracting method. Among the three methods, SWE was the optimal method with optimal operating conditions of $170^{\circ}C$ temperature and 10 min operating time. The maximum total flavanone extracted was $86.539{\pm}3.52mg/g$ grapefruit peels. Moreover, we treated the extracts with 60% ${\beta}$-cyclodextrin and then analyzed the surface structure of the encapsulated compounds by field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). The results indicated that the encapsulation in ${\beta}$-cyclodextrin improved solubilization, and the inclusion complex could serve as food supplements.


grapefruit peels;subcritical water extraction;naringin;flavanones;encapsulation


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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