SOME UNCOMMON FRUITS OF THE AMAZING WORLD

Authors

  • Sabeeha Shafi Sr Asstt Professor, Deptt of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, ( J & K).

Keywords:

Fruits, Medlar, Comelian Cherry, Strawberry, Ribes, Shadbush, Lingonberry, Persimmon, Silverberry, Nanking Cherry, Pawpaw, Shipova, Kiwi

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Eating fruit provides health benefits-people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Fruits provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of the body. They reduce risk of heart attacks, stroke, cancers, obesity, type II Diabetes. They may lower blood pressure, risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss. Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium and calories, none have cholesterol. They are sources of many essential nutrients, e.g., potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C and folate (folic acid).Diets rich in potassium help to maintain healthy blood pressure, which include bananas, prunes, peaches, apricots, melon etc. Dietary fiber from fruits helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulosis. Vitamin C is important for growth and repair of all body tissues, helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Folate helps the body to form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant should consume adequate folate from foods, and in addition 400 mcg of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or supplements. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida and anencephaly during fetal development. In this review article, some information regarding the uncommon fruits of the world have been summed up.It will provide researchers all over the world to explore the maximum health benefits of these fruits.

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Published

01-07-2014

How to Cite

Shafi, S. “SOME UNCOMMON FRUITS OF THE AMAZING WORLD”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 6, no. 7, July 2014, pp. 54-58, https://www.innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/1997.

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