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State of the art of bioconversion

Regarding bioconversion, from the examples in the above review, it may be observed that:

a. by-product processing of fruit and vegetable wastes is biochemically strongly species-dependent;

b. the species may be ecosystem specific, though many have been subjected in recent years to inter-regional transfer;

c. substantial processing skill has been developed at the place of origin, but may not have been transferred with the original plant transfer. Thus, the apparent social reasons for nonuse may be lack of transfer of the appropriate technique.