Watermelon Powder

Dr. Roberta Correia, from The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil, was previously a visiting scholar in the Lila Lab at PHHI, and returned in 2017 for short stay in the Esposito Lab. One of Roberta’s tasks this summer was to develop the appropriate protocol for using the spray dryer to turn watermelon juice extract (from the lab of PHHI colleague, Penelope Perkins-Veazie) into a powder. The Esposito lab is interested in plant-based bioactives in skin care applications.