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Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Extracts Obtained by Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE): Global Yields, Chemical Composition, Antioxidant Activity, and Estimation of the Cost of Manufacturing

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Leal, Patricia F. [1] ; Maia, Nilson B. [2] ; Carmello, Quirino A. C. [3] ; Catharino, Rodrigo R. [4] ; Eberlin, Marcos N. [4] ; Meireles, M. Angela A. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Coll Food Engn, LASEFI DEA FEA, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] IAC, Inst Agron, Ctr Hort, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, ESALQ, Dept Solos & Nutr Plantas, BR-09500900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Thomson Mass Spectrometry Lab IQ, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Food and Bioprocess Technology; v. 1, n. 4, p. 326-338, DEC 2008.
Web of Science Citations: 46

In this work, supercritical technology was used to obtain extracts from Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil) with CO(2) and the cosolvent H(2)O at 1, 10, and 20% (w/w). The raw material was obtained from hydroponic cultivation. The extract's global yield isotherms, chemical compositions, antioxidant activity, and cost of manufacturing were determined. The extraction assays were done for pressures of 10 to 30 MPa at 303 to 323 K. The identification of the compounds present in the extracts was made by GC-MS and ESI-MS. The antioxidant activity of extracts was determined using the coupled reaction of beta-carotene and linolenic acid. At 1% of cosolvent, the largest global yield was obtained at 10 MPa and 303 K (2%, dry basis-d.b.); at 10% of cosolvent the largest global yield was obtained at 10 and 15 MPa (11%, d.b.), and at 20% of cosolvent the largest global yield was detected at 30 MPa and 303 K (24%, d.b.). The main components identified in the extracts were eugenol, germacrene-D, epi-alpha-cadinol, malic acid, tartaric acid, ramnose, caffeic acid, quinic acid, kaempferol, caffeoylquinic acid, and kaempferol 3-O-glucoside. Sweet basil extracts exhibited high antioxidant activity compared to beta-carotene. Three types of SFE extracts from sweet basil were produced, for which the estimated cost of manufacturing (class 5 type) varied from US\$ 47.96 to US\$ 1,049.58 per kilogram of dry extract. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 02/12001-7 - Compound extracts with functional properties using supercritical technology: use of CO2 + H2O
Grantee:Patricia Franco Leal Gestic
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 04/09310-3 - Comparative study of manufacturing costs and functional properties of volatile oils obtained by supercritical fluid extraction and steam distillation
Grantee:Patricia Franco Leal Gestic
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 99/01962-1 - Supercritical technology applied to the processing of essential oils, vegetable oils, pigments, stevia, starch, cellulose and other natural products
Grantee:Maria Angela de Almeida Meireles Petenate
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants