Foods 2022 May 6;11(9). Epub 2022 May 6.
ZAiT, Bio and Food Technology, Faculty Energy and Biotechnology, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, 24943 Flensburg, Germany.
Astaxanthin derived from is a valuable metabolite applied in a wide range of products. Its extraction depends on a sophisticated series of downstream process steps, including harvesting, disruption, drying, and extraction, of which some are dependent on each other. To determine the processes that yield maximum astaxanthin recovery, bead milling, high-pressure homogenization, and no disruption of biomass were coupled with spray-drying, vacuum-drying, and freeze-drying in all possible combinations. Read More