The Food Files

Developing Value-Added Products from Pecan Shells

January 27, 2020

In this episode of The Food Files, Nurhan Dunford, FAPC oil/oilseed specialist, discusses her research of developing value-added products from pecan shells. In this study, 10 pecan varieties are being screened for their phenolic contents. Extracts obtained from the by-products and waste streams generated at a pecan shelling facility operating in Oklahoma are being tested for their antimicrobial, anticancer and antioxidant capacity.