MDPI article: Green Solvent to Substitute Hexane for Bioactive Lipids Extraction from Black Cumin and Basil Seeds


Today, food science and technology absolutely need to be aligned with sustainability, respect of the people and the planet. We like to collect evidence that 2-MeTHF is a safer bio-based solution for the extraction of natural ingredients.

See yourself! This comparative study of bioactive lipids extraction from black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) and basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) seeds using conventional petroleum-based solvent and green solvent 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (MeTHF) was performed. MeTHF extraction allowed obtaining the highest oil yield in black cumin (34%). Read the full study here


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