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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 1303-1311

Nutraceutical Values of Minor Fruits on Immunity Development to Combat Diseases
A. D. Ashok*, J. Ravivarman and K. Kayalvizhi
Institute of Agriculture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Kumulur - 621712, Trichy, India
*Corresponding author

Fruits play predominant role in the diet. Through the utilization of underutilized minor fruits, we can bridge this gap as they grow in adverse conditions on all kinds of soil. This strength of minor fruits is particularly useful in a country like India, where majority of the farmers are resource-poor and carry out farming under not so favourable conditions. Minor fruits are consumable to the human beings but relatively less Palatable than other fruits, which have lesser demand in the market, which are grown to a limited extent only. Amla, Bael, Jamun, Pomegranate, Jack fruit, Carambola, Phalsa, Karonda, Passion fruit, Rambutan, Wood apple, Durian, Malayan apple, Karonda, Fig, Annona, Buchanania/charoli, Garcinia gummi-gutta, Syzygium, Opuntia are some of the minor edible fruits cultivated or grown in Indian subcontinent. The minor fruits are reservoirs of several essential nutrient elements, vitamins and minerals and bioactive compounds are directly attributed to antioxidant properties against various free radicals. It is believed that regular consumption of these fruits will aid in preventing several diseases and disorders including obesity, diabetes and chronic diseases. They have a greater potential to cure several deficiency disorders and also increase the immunity against diseases. So that more awareness is created among the consumers, which will subsequently benefit to fight several nutrition related problems. Therefore, it is probably apt to call them as ‘medicinal fruits’ instead of nearly neglected ‘minor fruits’. This review deals with the minor fruits and their nutraceutical values which improves human immune system.

Keywords: Minor fruits, Underutilized fruits, Nutraceuticals, Anti-oxidants, Fruit alkaloids, Medicinal fruits

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Ashok. A. D., J. Ravivarman and Kayalvizhi. K. 2020. Nutraceutical Values of Minor Fruits on Immunity Development to Combat Diseases.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 1303-1311. doi:
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