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Table 1 Dry weight of chitin extracted after fermentation on various carbon sources

From: Microbial extraction of chitin from seafood waste using sugars derived from fruit waste-stream

Carbon source for fermentation Dry weight (g)
Commercial chitin N.A.
20 mL glucose in 80 mL water 0.50
20 mL molasses in 80 mL water 0.78
20 mL corn syrup in 80 mL water 0.38
15 g red grape pomace in 100 mL water 0.61
15 g white grape pomace in 100 mL water 0.59
15 g apple peel in 100 mL water 0.47
15 g pineapple peel and core in 100 mL water 0.57
15 g potato peel in 100 mL water 0.89
15 g mango peel in 100 mL water 0.55
15 g banana peel in 100 mL water 0.51
15 g sweet potato peel in 100 mL Water 0.58