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Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries
Year : 2019, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : ( 233) Last page : ( 236)
Print ISSN : 0975-4261. Online ISSN : 0975-6892.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-6892.2019.00031.5

Pineapple: A rich source of nutritional and pharmacological value for health benefits

Zaman Hadi Ud

Department of Food Science and Technology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam, India, E-mail id: hadiudzaman@gmail.com

Online published on 4 October, 2019.


Pineapple [Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.] is a tropical and non-climacteric fruit. Pineapple contains considerable amount of vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in phytochemicals such as phenols, flavonoids, β-carotenes and it has potent antioxidant properties. Bromelain is the major proteolytic enzyme found in pineapple. Bromelain provides considerable health benefits. It is marketed as a digestive aid and as an anti-inflammatory agent. Bromelain is used against skin burns, sinus inflammation, osteoarthritis, hay fever, upper respiratory tract infection and cardio vascular diseases. Bromelain also reduced tumor cell growth and cancer progression.



Bromelain, colonic inflammation, nutrional and pharmacentical value, Ananas comosus.


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