Nutricional Enrichment of Waste from Mesquite Pods (Prosopolis Juliflora) Using Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

  • M. B. MunizEmail author
  • F. L. H. da Silva
  • J. P. Gomes
  • S. F. M. de Santos
  • F. C. dos Santos Lima
  • H. V. Alexandre
  • A. S. Rocha
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 48)


The mesquite is an exotic tree is a plant from the region of Piura in Peru, which is easily adapted in Northeast Brazil. Today, several studies confirm its usefulness for both animal feed and human. With the growing concern for the environment and sustainability harnessing its waste has been studied. Thus, this study was conducted with the aim of studying the isotherms as well as analyzing the effect of inoculation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the waste of mesquite pods in the protein enrichment in semisolid fermentation process. It was found that the GAB model was best represented the experimental data of the isotherms. The values of total reducing sugars were mostly inversely proportional to protein increases. The analysis of the material obtained presented a maximum content of 26.27 % crude protein at 40 °C over a period of 24 h.


Mesquite Residue Fermentation Drying 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Muniz
    • 1
    Email author
  • F. L. H. da Silva
    • 2
  • J. P. Gomes
    • 3
  • S. F. M. de Santos
    • 2
  • F. C. dos Santos Lima
    • 4
  • H. V. Alexandre
    • 1
  • A. S. Rocha
    • 1
  1. 1.Post-Graduate in Process Engineering, Center of Science and TechnologyFederal University of Campina GrandeCampina GrandeBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Engineering, Center of TechnologyFederal University of ParaibaJoão PessoaBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Agricultural Engineering, Center of Science and Technology FederalUniversity of Campina GrandeCampina GrandeBrazil
  4. 4.Science and Technology Federal Institute of Education—IFET/PECampus Belo JardimBrazil

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