International Symposium

Agri by-products to Nutraceuticals: Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases

The International Symposium on Agri by-products to Nutraceuticals: Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases scheduled to be held in Bangkok during 18-20 July, 2016. This symposium focuses on identification, characterization, derivatization, biologic testing and function of agricultural by-products as possible nutraceuticals for human use.

Agri-byproducts include a large group of substances such as solid residues, sludges and other products of potential value. While some of these have been used as animal feed, most remain unexploited for their economic potentials. Significant progress in analytical/processing chemistry and biotechnology methods in the last decades has opened the possibility of developing new uses of agri-byproducts commonly referred to as agri-wastes. Lignocellulosic agricultural byproducts are abundant and cheap source for cellulose fibers produced from the cultivation of corn, wheat, rice, sorghum, barley, sugarcane, pineapple, banana and coconut, etc. The cellulosic by-products are well suited to be converted into high-value nutraceuticals (beta-Glucans, Resistant Starch, Glucomannan, Chitosans, Arabinoxylans ) with variety biologic activities.