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phytochemical report - Coursework Example
Finance & Accounting
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Phytochemical Report February 2011 Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Introduction 3 Affects of Processing on Punicalagins 4 Effects in the body 5 Conclusion 7 Recommendations 7 References 8 Introduction According to Micronutrient Information Center (2010) the phytochemicals are referred to as the chemical components of the plant which have the tendency to affect the human health but they are not yet given the status of formal nutrients…
The tree height is between 5 to 8 meters. It is traditionally used as treatment remedy option for intestinal diseases, diarrhea and dysentery (Jindal and Sharma, 2004). The pomegranate fruit is comprised of almost 550% of full pomegranate mass. It contains 85% sap and 15% seeds. The fresh liquid is composed of 80% water, 15% whole sugars, and 2.5% pectin, polyphenolic flavonoids and the ascorbic acid. The critically abundant phytochemicals present in the juice of pomegranate are tannins. The most frequent phytochemicals in the pomegranate are the hydrolysable tannins. These are known as ellagitannins and are produced as the result of binding between some carbohydrate and the ellagic acid. Punicalagins are the type of tannins which have the property of scavenging for free radicals present in our body (Kulkarni et al , 2007). They have the potential to be used as therapeutics (Heber, 2008). Some other phytochemicals present are catechins which are polyphenolic in nature, gallocatechins and a variety of anthocyanins like cyanidin and prodelphinidins etc (Plumb et al., 2002). ...
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