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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 31

An Overview of the Potential Uses for Coffee Husks

Leandro S. Oliveira,  and Adriana S. Franca     Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, DEMEC/UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Abstract

Coffee is one of the top commodities produced and commercialized worldwide, and the processing of coffee generates significant amounts of agricultural waste, ranging from 30% to 50% the weight of the total coffee produced, depending on the type of processing. Coffee husks and pulp are the major solid residues from the processing of coffee, for which there are no current profitable uses, and their adequate disposal constitutes a major environmental problem. Thus, in compliance with the concept of sustainable development, innovative techniques and ...

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