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Optimzation of Parameters for Maximum Extraction of Sugar by using Pectinase and Cellulase from Kabkab Date Fruit using Response Surface Methodology

Journal: BEST : International Journal of Humanities , Arts, Medicine and Sciences ( BEST : IJHAMS ) (Vol.5, No. 12)

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Page : 75-78

Keywords : Pectinase; Cellulase; Sugar Extraction & Enzyme Treatment;

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There are about 400 varieties of dates known in Iran, but only few of them are commercially important. The present study focuses on enzymatic extraction of sugar from Kabkab Date Fruit. Enzymes are integral part of extraction and highly suitable for optimizing processes. Pectinases and cellulases are known enzymes, for facilitating juice extraction from different fruits. These enzymes were used in the present study, for evaluating their effectiveness in sugar extraction process from date fruits. Comparison of combination of both enzymes Pectinex® Smash XXL and Cellubrix® L, with untreated date fruit, at temperature range of 40-62°C showed that, the amount of extracted sugar were effected by enzymatic treatment. This study applied the Response Surface Metholody, to determine optimum extraction condition to produce a high yield of sugar. The highest yield of sugar was obtained at pH 7.5 and temperature 62 °C.

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