Ripe Mango Peel


Chemical Research Division

BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka


Production of Pectin from ripe mango peel


Food and Pharmaceuticals


as gelling, thickening and stabilizing agent in processed food and excipient in pharmaceuticals

Ripe mango peel

Gelling agent, thickener and stabilizer









Scale of Development

Laboratory scale

Major Raw Materials

Ripe Mango peel as wastes of mango processing industry, Ethanol (95%).

Major Plant Equipment/ Machinery

Drier, solvent distillation plant, grinder

Details of Specific application

Gelling agent in gam, gelly , marmalede  etc. and excipient in pharmaceuticals

Status of Development

Product developed, analyzed and process ready to be leased out

Environmental Inpact


Not only environment friendly but also profitable as its raw material is a wastes of mango processing industry and it could be substitute of gelatin an animal tissue extract

Commercialized Status

Pectin is being imported still but there is a bright future  for establishing this industry in our country

Cost of Production

around TK. 2 crore for 30 M.T. production per year

Key words

pectin,  mango peel, gelling agent, thickener, stabilizer


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