Characterization of Oligomers from Olive Tree Pruning by Hpaec, ESI/MS and Enzymatic Treatment

C. Álvarez, A. González, I. Ballesteros, M. Ballesteros, M.J. Negro, J.M. Oliva & F. Sáez
Oligosaccharides constitute an important group of compounds with interesting applications in medicine and the food industry, as they have many healthy properties such as its prebiotic effect which encourages the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria (Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus). The liquid fraction obtained during steam explosion pretreatment of olive tree pruning contains hemicellulose with compounds from high molecular weight to monomeric soluble sugars. The aim of this work was the characterization of the oligomers obtained from...