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Bioactive Molecules from Pomegranate Fruit Waste (Pith and Carpellary Membrane)

Anand, P. Kulkarni (2005) Bioactive Molecules from Pomegranate Fruit Waste (Pith and Carpellary Membrane). PhD thesis, University of Mysore.

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Abstract

Over the ages, human beings were using the plant sources as a source of food and medicine. It formed the basis of sophisticated traditional medicine systems in the name of unani medicine, ayurvedic medicine, tribal medicine, that have been in existence for thousands of years in the countries such as India and China. It has been estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that approximately 80% of the world inhabitants rely mainly on traditional medicines as an alternative system of medicine for their primary health care. The medicinal property of these plants has been ascribed to its phytochemicals, which are universally called as bioactive molecules. Higher plants are ‘treasure houses’ for a repertoire of bioactive molecules, which are mostly produced as secondary metabolites. Most of these bioactive phytochemicals are reported to have their own function in the normal functioning of the source system where they are produced. Study on these aspects formed a new branch of science called ‘teleology’. Teleology is a doctrine, explaining the phenomena by their ends or purposes. Aspects of bioactive molecules, i.e. health benefits to human beings as well as functional role of bioactive molecule in source system are studied.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pomegranate fruit waste pomegranate bioactive molecule
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 20 Plant Food
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:26
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/345

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