Utrasonic topic: "Ultrasonic extraction for high-quality polysaccharides"
Polysaccharides, also known as glycans, are a form of long-chain carbohydrates (e.g. starch, cellulose, glycogen) whose molecules consist of a number of sugar molecules (monosaccharides) bonded together. The number of monosaccharides can greatly vary: Polysaccharides can consist of 10 to up to several thousand monosaccharides (sugar molecules) arranged in chains. The most common monosaccharides in polysaccharides are glucose, fructose, galactose and mannose. Being polymeric carbohydrates, polysaccharides can exhibit linear to highly branched structures.
Polysaccharides are most abundantly found in plants, e.g. as starches in cereal grains, potatoes and legumes. Dietary fibers such as pectin, inulin or cellulose are mainly present in whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits. But also in animal-derived foods can be found small amounts of polysaccharides, e.g. glycogen in shellfish and animal liver. The indigestible fiber chitin and its derivative chitosan are a main component in shells of crustaceans such as crabs and shrimps.
Polysaccharides are an important compound in nutrition. Some polysaccharides are a dense sources of energy (e.g. glucose), others are known for their anti-inflammatory and immune modulating properties (e.g. beta-glucans, glucomannans, arabinoxylans).
In order to formulate pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and medicines, polysaccharides must be extracted from the raw material (e.g. grain, medicinal mushrooms, herbs) and concentrated to a polysaccharide-rich product. To obtain a high-quality polysaccharide extract, the extraction method is a key factor for isolation of plant polysaccharides.
Ultrasonic extraction is a non-thermal isolation technique, which is used widely in the food and pharma industry. Sonication breaks the cell walls and releases the stored polysaccharides. Polysaccharides from medicinal mushroom, grains, algaes, ginseng, psyllium and many other vegetables and fruits have been already successfully extracted using ultrasonic extractors.
Hielscher Ultrasonics supplies powerful ultrasonic extraction systems on lab, bench-top and industrial scale. All Hielscher ultrasonic processors are robust, built for 24/7 operation and easy & safe to operate.
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Oak barrels for wine ageing can be efficiently cleaned and sanitized using power ultrasound. By sonication, tartrate is removed and microorganisms such as yeast (Brettanomyces, Dekkera) are killed. Additionally, wooden aroma compounds become more available when the barrels are used…https://www.hielscher.com/cleaning-and-sanitizing-wine-barrels-efficiently-with-ultrasound.htm
Schizophyallan is a fungal β-glucan with immunomodulating properties. For highly active medicinal effects, schizophyllan must have a low molecular weight in order to show improved bioavailability. Ultrasonication has been proven to reduce the molecular weight of schizophyllan. As reliable and…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-production-of-highly-purified-schizophyllan-%ce%b2-glucans.htm
Thickening sauces, juices, jams and other foods by gelation is a common process in the production of liquid foods. Ultrasonic extraction of pectins and natural intracellular sugars from fruits and vegetables is a highly efficient method to promote the gelation…https://www.hielscher.com/improved-fruit-and-vegetable-gelation-by-ultrasonics.htm
Sonication is a highly efficacious, reliable and simple technique for the preparation of high-performance hydrogels. These hydrogels offer excellent material properties such as absorption capacities, viscoelasticity, mechanical strength, compression modulus, and self-healing functionalities. Ultrasonic Polymerization and Dispersion for Hydrogel Production…https://www.hielscher.com/advantageous-hydrogel-production-via-ultrasonication.htm
Produce premium-quality organic mushroom extracts, e.g. from chaga, reishi, psilocybe cubensis (magic mushrooms), lion’s mane, maitake, and many other mushroom species using ultrasonic extraction. The mild extraction method of power ultrasound can be combined with organically certified (bio-certified / eco-certified)…https://www.hielscher.com/organic-mushroom-extracts.htm
Chaga mushrooms (Inonotus obliquus) are rich in very potent phyto-chemicals (e.g. polysaccharides, betulinic acid, triterpenoids), which are known to contribute to health and to fight diseases. Using high-power ultrasonic frequency for chaga extraction is the preferred technique to produce superior…https://www.hielscher.com/highly-efficient-chaga-extraction-via-sonication.htm
Ultrasonic extraction results in high yields of superior quality pectins. Using sonication, valuable pectins can be efficiently produced from fruit waste (e.g., by-products from juice processing) and other biological raw material. Ultrasonic pectin extraction excels other extraction techniques by producing…https://www.hielscher.com/higher-pectin-yields-with-ultrasonic-extraction.htm
Mycoprotein are fungus-derived protein produced for human consumption, which are mainly used to prepare meat substitutes or “fake meat”. Ultrasonic extraction and homogenization is a highly efficient method to release mycoprotein from the fungus achieving very high protein yields in…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-extraction-of-mycoprotein.htm
Ultrasonic extraction is the preferred technique to isolate bioactive compounds from botanicals. Sonication achieves a complete extraction and thereby superior extract yields are obtained in a very short extraction time. Being such an efficient extraction method, ultrasonic extraction is cost-…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-extraction-and-its-working-principle.htm
Ultrasonic extraction is the superior method to disrupt algae cells effectively and rapidly. Sonication can release the complete amount of the bioactive compounds, which makes the ultrasonic technique highly efficient. How To Extract Proteins, Lipids and Phenolics from Algae with…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-algae-extraction-for-nutritional-supplements.htm
Conventional tobacco extraction is a slow, time-consuming process, which involves the use of toxic solvents at high temperatures, which makes the process hazardous. Ultrasonically-assisted extraction of alkaloids from tobacco can be run using water or mild solvents in a rapid…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-tobacco-extraction.htm
Chitosan is a chitin-derived biopolymer which has many applications in pharma, food, agriculture and industry. Ultrasonic deacetylation of chitin to chitosan intensifies the treatment significantly - leading to an efficient and fast process with a high chitosan yield of superior…https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-deacetylation-of-chitin-to-chitosan.htm