shibumon george - A Review on the Medicinal Significance of Common Fruits

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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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