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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.

Abstract

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.

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Keywords

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

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