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Maisuthisakul, Pitchaon and Phasuk, Sirikarn (2008) A Survey of Mango Seed Waste Management in the Thai Food Industry. University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Journal, 28 (4). ISSN 0125-2437


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The mango (Mangifera indica Linn.) is one of the most important tropical fruits in Thailand. Approximately 60% are processed for edible mango products. During processing of the mango, by products such as peel and kernel are generated. As seed kernel is not currently utilized for any commercial purposes, it is discarded as waste. The aim of this survey study was to examine the behavior of Thai food manufacturers regarding mango seed (MS) waste management for feasibility of MS utilization. Questionnaires were used with 103 randomly selected factories. Detailed investigations on the general information and management of mango waste in the experimental factories revealed that 42.1% of mango processing factories in Thailand are small and medium enterprises which have 51-100 employees. The most common varieties of mango used in the industry are Kaew and Choke Anan varieties, which accounted for 29.5% and 27.9%, respectively. The mean rate of MS waste generation was 1,063 kgs. per week. About 73.7% of the mango waste generated (measured by weight) is well managed to separate the waste by variety. About 47.4% of manufacturers proposed that the cost of mango seed kernel (MSK) waste separated according to variety was 100-500 baht per ton. Based on this investigation, mango seed may be a cost-effective and high volume source to utilize as a raw material.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: General Works > Journals
Science and Technology > Food Science and Technology
Divisions: UTCC Journal Editorial Office
Depositing User: Sirichai Jintaviriyasakoon
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2014 06:28
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 06:28
URI: http://eprints.utcc.ac.th/id/eprint/642

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