Underutilized by-product streams from the Canadian horticulture value chain

High volumes of production and processing by-products are generated across the horticulture value chain. The current report outlines sources of underutilized unavoidable by-product streams from the top seven fruits and vegetables produced in Canada. The greenhouse tomato and cucumber growing sector as well as fruit and vegetable processing sectors were identified as higher priority areas with ample volumes of underutilized by-product streams. These by-product streams have a great deal of potential to not only be managed differently to help organizations reach environmental sustainability targets but also to produce value-added products that bring better returns to Canadian producers and processors. 

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