Fruits are the means by which plants disseminate seeds. The study of fruits is called Pomology. Most of us are not aware of the nutritional qualities of fruits that we consume. Hence, in this book nutritional qualities of selected native and exotic fruits have been made. Fruits are generally rich in fiber, water content, Vitamin C ad sugars. Regular consumption of fruits is associated with reduced risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, Alzheimer disease etc. Fruits are also low in calories which would help lower one's calories intake as part of a weight loss diet. Hence, this provides an overview on the nutritional benefits of selected tropical and exotic fruits.
Vinitha S. Babu
Pursuing M. Phil from the Department of Botany, University of Kerala.Secured rank during graduation in graduation and post graduation. Cleared UGC-JRF with AIR 47th rank.Areas of interest include Phytochemistry, Pharmacognosy, Cell and Molecular Biology etc.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
fruits, nutrition, Phytoconstituents, Vitamins, Minerals
SCIENCE / Botany