Department of Fruits and Orchard Management, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding Author: Tanmoy Sarkar, Department of Fruits and Orchard Management, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal, India.
Received: February 23, 2018; Published: April 02, 2018
Citation: Tanmoy Sarkar. “Guava Fruit: A Rich Source of Antioxidant". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.5 (2018).
Guava (Psidium guajava) belongs to Myrtaceae family that is native to Southern Mexico. Now the tree grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Guava fruits are generally consumed as fresh as well as processed forms. The fruit is prominently rich in Vit-C (228 mg/100g), and this fruit provides remarkable anti- oxidant property. The root, bark, leaf and immature fruits are commonly used as traditional medicine in many countries. The herbs derived from guava plants have been validated by pharmacological studies to possess significant bioactivities like cancer inhibition and prevention. The fruit is a rich source of soluble dietary fibre (5.4 g per 100 g of fruit, about 14% of DRA), which makes it a good bulk laxative. The fibre content helps protect the colon mucosa by decreasing exposure time to toxins as well as binding to cancercausing chemicals in the colon.
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