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Banana peel extract asap

I extracted the banana peel by boiling distilled water then putting the banana peel and boiled water in a container. Then, I let it cool down and I homogenized the mixture and then I filtered the slurry. The result is a yellow liquid. Then I let the liquid sit out at room temperature until the yellow liquid turn into black-ish. So my question is, If I filter the black-ish liquid, will all the chemicals I need be filtered too(I need the antioxidants of the peel). Or will it still have the antioxidants. Cause the blackish liquid turned into opaque when I filtered it. Will all the antoxidants disappear or will the extract just have no color?

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Re: Banana peel extract asap

Dear Adriane,

I would expect the soluble active agents to remain in the solution.  A full description of the extraction and subsequent analysis to determine the yield in any solution can be found in the following article.

Assaying the Antioxidant Activity of Banana Peel

Best regards,


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