Role Of Pomegranate Fruit Phytochemicals In Bioactivity

The scope of this section is to review the current knowledge on the bioactivities of phytochemicals found in the pomegranate fruit. The emphasis is placed on those studies relating the observed bioactivities (in commercial or freshly prepared juice, peels, and seeds, with or without prefermentation) to specific phytochemical constituents of the pomegranate, even where such linkages have not yet been proven. The major in vitro and in vivo bioactivities evaluated to date have been the antioxidant...

Pomegranate Phytochemicals

The different types of phytochemicals that have been identified from various parts of the pomegranate tree and from pomegranate fruits and seeds are listed in Table 1.1, items 1 to 31, and Figure 1.1a through Figure 1.1m show their chemical structures. The major class of pomegranate phytochemicals is the polyphenols (phenolic rings bearing multiple hydroxyl groups) that predominate in the fruit. Pomegranate polyphenols include flavonoids (flavonols, flavanols, and anthocyanins), condensed...