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Techniques for the extraction of phytosterols and their benefits in human health: a review

MS, Uddin and Ferdosh, Sahena and Akanda, Md. Jahurul Haque and Ghafoor, Kashif and A.H., Rukshana and Ali, Md. Eaqub and Kamaruzzaman, B. Y and M. B, Fauzi and S., Hadijah and Shaarani, Sharifudin and Sarker, Md. Zaidul Islam (2018) Techniques for the extraction of phytosterols and their benefits in human health: a review. Separation Science and Technology, 53 (14). pp. 2206-2223. ISSN 0149-6395 (In Press)

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Abstract

This review summarizes the information on the health-promoting effects of phytosterols and the techniques for their extraction. The extraction and analysis processes of phytosterols are complex and have not been fully established. Phytosterols have significant roles in the areas of foods, nutrition, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Free phytosterols extracted from plant sources are widely used in fortified foods and dietary supplements. Most phytosterols are extracted from plant matrices using organic solvents which are health and environmental hazards. However, the application of supercritical fluid in the extraction of phytosterols has offered a promising green technology in overcoming the limitations of conventional extraction.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 7165/63292
Uncontrolled Keywords: Techniques; phytosterols; conventional and nonconventional extraction; health benefit
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 10:33
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 16:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63292

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