The content of bioactive substances in sea buckthorn and the functional potential of its waste


Ioana Stanciu, Elena Elisabeta Popa, Mona Elena Popa

Volume 28, Issue 1;
Pages: 96-103; 2022
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551


Recently the sea buckthorn became one of cultivated species. Research in the food industry aims to capitalize on sea buckthorn in a wide range of products due to the benefits it may brings to the human body. The recovery and use of sea buckthorn waste is also valuable regarding the nutritional value. Sea buckthorn contains various types of nutrients and bioactive substances, such as vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids, polyunsaturated fatty acids , free amino acids, minerals and more. Sea buckthorn fruits can produce juices, jams, oils, food pigments, tea, and its waste may be valorized in sea buckthorn flour which is used as a bioactive ingredient other food products. This paper presents aspects such as: identification of sea buckthorn products and the waste which can be transformed in new functional ingredients.

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