International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Food Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Citrus Fruits: An Overview of their Beneficial and Pharmacological Properties

Anika Shaikh Afroz

Abstract: This paper reviews citrus fruits' beneficial and pharmacological importance on human health. Citrus fruits are consumed in abundance worldwide due to their attractive aromas and taste. They have been identified as one of the highest-consumption fruits in terms of energy, health supplements, and nutrients. Citrus fruits are a treasured resource of phytochemicals such as vitamin C, Vitamin B, potassium, phosphorous, and many other functional bioactive phytochemicals such as flavonoids, terpenoids, amino acids, polysaccharides, etc. Extracted bioactive compounds from citrus fruits have anticancer, anti-diabetic, antifungal, antibacterial, and neuroprotective activity. Citrus juice contains enzymes for obesity control and a range of proteins that burn human fats.They are used in various industrial food procedures and for the production of cakes, pies, juices, etc

Keywords: Citrus fruits, human health, phytochemicals, bioactive compounds, industrial food procedures

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 1042 - 1047

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