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Vol. 9, Issue 11 (2020)

Bioactive compounds in jamun (Syzygium cumini L.) Skeels

Shrikant Baslingappa Swami and Sandeep Baban Kalse
Jamun (Syzygium cumini L.) belongs to the category of minor or underutilized fruit crops and are nutritious having many pharmaceuticals properties. Jamun fruit is highly perishable and is mainly used for the diabetes patients and is well known as a traditional medicinal plant having essential bioactive compounds which are present in all parts of the plant. The major bioactive compounds present in the jamun skill (edible portion) are phytosterols, flavonoids, carotenoids, myricetin, oxalic acid, gallic acid, citronellol, cyanidin diglucoside, hotrienol, and polyphenols as well as micronutrients having many health benefits. It is also a good source of anthocyanin and effective against numerous health problems. and act as chemopreventive, radioprotective and demonstrating antineoplastic properties. The ripe fruits are pleasant, astringent taste and are eaten either raw or processed into different products mainly vinegar, jam, jellies and squash.
The jamun seed contains alkaloid, jambosine, and glycoside jambolin or antimellin, and this chapter describes different bioactive compounds in jamun and its medicinal, nutritional and health benefits.
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How to cite this article:
Shrikant Baslingappa Swami, Sandeep Baban Kalse. Bioactive compounds in jamun (Syzygium cumini L.) Skeels. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(11):161-167.

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