María Belén Bravo Avalos

Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo (ESPOCH)


Maritza L.Vaca-Cardenas

Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo(ESPOCH)


Luis Antonio Velasco Matveev

Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo (ESPOCH)


Marco Mauricio Chavez Peñafiel

Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo (ESPOCH)



A documentary review was carried out on the production and publication of research papers related to the study of Tuna Derived Products and their economic viability through the analysis of a survey applied to a specific population seeking to know their intention to consume products whose raw material comes from Tuna. The purpose of the bibliometric analysis proposed in this document is to know the main characteristics of the volume of publications registered in Scopus database during the period between 2016 and 2021, achieving the identification of 464 publications. The information provided by said platform was organized by means of tables and figures categorizing the information by Year of Publication, Country of Origin and Area of Knowledge. Once these characteristics were described, a qualitative analysis was used to refer to the position of different authors on the proposed topic. Among the main findings of this research, it is found that Mexico is the country with the highest number of publications, with 120. The area of knowledge that made the greatest contribution to the construction of bibliographic material referring to the study of the economic viability of products derived from prickly pear was the area of Agriculture and Biological Sciences with 283 published documents. On the other hand, the study was able to determine that 53.17% of those surveyed would be willing to consume prickly pear jam, 26.72% would consume wine and 20.11% would like to consume prickly pear tonic, as they consider that it would be a good idea since the fruit contains many nutritional and medicinal properties that would be good to take advantage of in different products.

Keywords: Products derived from Prickly Pear, Economic Viability.