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International Journal of Biomedical Research and Analysis 2010; 1 (2): 60 -64
Since antiquity, fruits have been served as an important source for human nutrition. Recent development of biological sciences helped to understand the nutritional and medicinal roles of fruits on human life. All the studies are pointing that fruits possess some natural chemicals called secondary metabolites that are biologically active and help to prevent various diseases. In this review paper, medicinal significance of some common fruits such as apple, banana, berries, cherry, citrus, custard apple, gooseberry, grape, mangosteen and pomegranate were discussed. This review suggests that these fruits are excellent source for maintaining human health by providing essential nutrients and preventing diseases.
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