Emerging Trends in Nutraceuticals (ETN)
Year : 2022, Volume : 1, Issue : 3
First page : (1) Last page : (7)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2583-4606.116
An Overview of the Therapeutic Properties of Pomegranate Peel
Alisha Ahmad and Owais Yousuf*
Department of Bioengineering, Integral University, Lucknow-226026
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 18.06.2022 | Revised: 24.08.2022 | Accepted: 13.09.2022
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a Punicaceae fruit whose name comes from the Latin term Malum granatum, which means "granular apple." Pomegranates are native to India and Iran, but their culture has spread over the Mediterranean and South-Western America. Almost 46% portion of the Pomegranate fruit produces juice, and the rest is considered as waste. Pomegranate peel is the major waste component and comprises of almost 43% of fruit, and the rest of 11% comprises seed portion. It is observed that the Peel portion contains bioactive substances like flavonoids, complex polysaccharides, minerals, and hydrolyzable tannins including punicalagin, ellagic acid, and gallic acid, among others which are found to have therapeutic properties. Besides this the peel of pomegranate is high in dietary fibre and pectin. This review gives an overview of the Therapeutical properties of pomegranate peel and potential health benefits.
Keywords: Pomegranate Peel; Nutraceuticals; Therapeutic properties; Health Benefits.
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Cite this article: Ahmad, A., & Yousuf, O. (2022). An Overview of the Therapeutic Properties of Pomegranate Peel .1(3), 1-7. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2583-4606.116