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Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Vol. LXVI, Issue 1
Written by Ioana STANCIU, Ruxandra DIMA, Elisabeta Elena POPA, Mona Elena POPA

Seabuckthorn is recognized worldwide as a valuable berry with real benefits in human health. It is being analysed in detail for its introduction as a functional ingredient in various sectors of the food industry. The most popular industrial product of sea buckthorn fruit is sea buckthorn juice, but significant amount of pomace results after fruit processing as waste. The purpose of this paper is to characterize fresh, dried, and ground sea buckthorn pomace (as powder) that could be further used as functional ingredients. In terms of nutritional characterization, antioxidant activity, total phenolic content and ascorbic acid content were determined. The results show that sea buckthorn pomace presents important nutritional value and can be further processed and used as a functional ingredient in various industrial applications.

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