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Published: Kem. Ind. 71 (7-8) (2022) 421–427
Paper reference number: KUI-76/2021
Paper type: Original scientific paper
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Functional Properties and Physicochemical Characterization of Mucilage Extracted from Punica granatum L. Peels and Their Application in Pharmaceutical Suspension Preparation

K. Boutemak, A. Amrane, N. Taoualit, N. Bensacia and M. Arkam


The aim of this study was the extraction, characterization, and evaluation of functional properties of mucilage extracted from Punica granatum L. peels. The isolated mucilage showed good swelling properties and emulsion capacity. The aqueous dispersion of mucilage showed pseudoplastic flow behaviour. In addition, the mucilage had good flow properties, which may be suitable for direct compression formulation. Structural analysis by FTIR indicated the presence of the characteristic binding of mucilage. Isolated mucilage was found to have good properties and could be exploited in food and pharmaceutical sector.

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mucilage, Punica granatum L., functional properties, physicochemical properties