Utrasonic topic: "flavonoids"
Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals, which are valued as important compounds in nutrition and medicine. As plant metabolites, they are known to be beneficial for health by acting as antioxidants and exhibiting anti-inflammatory effects. Due to these health-beneficial effects, flavonoids are used in nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, medicinal and cosmetic production. Flavonoid molecules are found in a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and bark.
To process flavonoids as nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals or as active ingredients in food or cosmetic, flavonoids must be released from the plant cell matrix. Therefore a powerful, efficient and reliable extraction method is required. Ultrasonic extraction is a non-thermal isolation technique, which is used in R&D and industry to produce high-quality flavonoid extracts. Being a non-thermal extraction method, ultrasonic extraction prevents the thermal decomposition of heat-sensitive compounds. Furthermore, sonication is known to be a process intensifying method, resulting in very high efficiency and extraction rates, rapid processing and safe operation. Ultrasonic extractors can be run with a wide selection of solvents, including water, ethanol, methanol, water-ethanol mixes, glycerine, vegetable oils, heptane, hexane, isopropanol etc.
Hielscher Ultrasonic is your long-term experienced partner for botanical extraction processes from small to large scale. Covering the full range of ultrasonic systems from hand-held and stand-mounted lab ultrasonicators to fully industrial ultrasonic processors for the inline treatment of very large volumes, Hielscher Ultrasonics can offer you the optimal ultrasonic device for your process.
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Garlic (Allium sativum) is rich in organosulfur compounds (e.g. allicin, glutathione), which promote many health benefits. Ultrasonic extraction is a reliable and efficient technique to produce highly concentrated garlic extracts. Ultrasonication results in high yields of high quality, full…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-solvent-free-garlic-extraction.htm
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Astaxanthin is a highly potent antioxidant used in pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. In order to produce high-quality astaxanthin from natural sources such as algae, a high-performance extraction technique is required. Ultrasonic extraction is a mechanical treatment, which gives high…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-astaxanthin-extraction-for-higher-yields-and-superior-quality.htm
Vanilla extract is a flavour solution extracted from vanilla pods in a solution of ethanol and water. To produce high-quality vanillin as aroma, flavour and fragrance component, an efficient, yet mild extraction technique is required to prevent decomposition. Ultrasonic…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-vanilla-extraction-a-non-thermal-method.htm
Quercetin is a plant compound of the group of polyphenols, which is known for manifold health beenfits. To produce high-quality quercetin for food additives and supplements, an efficient, yet mild extraction technique is required to prevent decomposition. Ultrasonic extraction…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-quercetin-extraction.htm
Anthocyanins are widely used as natural colorant and nutritional additive in food products. Ultrasonic extraction promotes the release of high-quality anthocyanins from plants resulting in higher yields and a rapid process. Sonication is a mild, green and efficient technique…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-anthocyanin-extraction.htm
Extraction of bioactive compounds such as THC and CBD from cannabis can be performed with different techniques. Ultrasonic extraction equipment has many benefits which makes it the superior extraction method. Due to its high yields, high quality extracts, rapid…https://www.hielscher.com/cannabis-extraction-equipment-the-advantage-of-sonication.htm
Bitter melons (also known as bitter apple, bitter gourd, bitter squash, balsam-pear) is a fruit high in health-beneficial compounds such as antioxidants, flavonoids, phytosterols, and saponins. Sonication is well known to intensify the extraction of bioactive substances from botanicals.…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-extraction-of-bioactive-compounds-from-bitter-melon.htm