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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 11

Generating Biomedical Polyphenolic Compounds from Spent Coffee or Silverskin

Solange I. Mussatto     Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Abstract

The interest in extracting polyphenolic compounds from spent coffee or silverskin has increased in recent years for several reasons, including the amount of these residues generated in industrial activities; their significant potential as antioxidant polyphenolic raw materials; the number of benefits that polyphenolic compounds have for human health; their numerous applications in food, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries; and the desire to use natural antioxidants to replace those of synthetic nature. Taking these facts into account, different ...

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