Current study was performed to evaluate the antioxidant and pharmacological potential of numerous common fruits. Prunus Domestica (Prunes) are excellent sources of dietary antioxidants and cause lowering of LDL cholesterol plasma level. Strawberries (Fragaria Ananassa) have ascorbic acid content (5-50 mg/100 g of fresh weight) and are effective in in oral cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Citrus fruits (Citrus limon) are rich in flavonoids (naringin and hesperidin), polyphenols and vitamin C; the extracts of citrus peels are effective against food borne bacteria. Lime oil from Citrus aurantifolia has been used as a component of skin care products and to impart tase and flavor in food industry. Grapes (Vitis Vinifera) are rich in phenolic compounds and are active against cancer, cholera, smallpox, nausea, eye infections and skin/kidney/liver diseases. Blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius) contains polyphenol ingredients and possesses neuroprotection potential against age-related diseases. Different parts of Jamun or Java Plum (Syzygium Cumini) demonstrate excellent antioxidant and antimicrobial potential and used as a remedy for diabetes mellitus, leucorrhea, fever, constipation and gastropathy. Ziziphus mauritiana (Ber) consists of cyclopeptide alkaloid, lupine and ceanathone triterpenes; it displays sedatives, analgesic, antibacterial and excellent antioxidant potential. Vaccinium oxycoccus (cranberries) has 10mg/100g of ascorbic acid content; its extract can prevent urinary tract infections.
Shabbir Hussain, Aqsa Sajjad, Shumaila Zulfiqar Butt, Muazzam Ali Muazzam. (2021) An Overview of Antioxidant and Pharmacological Potential of Common Fruits, Scientific Inquiry and Review, Volume 5, Issue 1.