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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (340) Last page : (346)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4054

Different Antioxidants in Fruits and Vegetables for Human Health

Rajdeep Mundiyara*, Prem Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Jitarwal, Mamta Bajya and Leela Bhat
Rajasthan State Seeds Corporation Mandore, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
*Corresponding Author E-mail: rmundiyara5@gmail.com
Received: 15.06.2017  |  Revised: 26.06.2017   |  Accepted: 27.06.2017  


Antioxidants are nutrients in food that protect cells from damage from free radicals. Fruits and vegetables are the rich sources of antioxidants which help to prevent cardiovascular disease and some chronic and degenerative diseases associated with oxidative damage.Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are accumulated in cell because of imbalance in production. ROS can cause severe damage to cell which sometimes leads to the death of the cell. Antioxidants which present in different fruits and vegetables have capacity to fight against these ROS. They improve immune function and lower the risk for infection, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. The colours of fruits and vegetables are clues about the types of nutrients they provide. To get a variety of nutrients, eat a variety of colours. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Anthocyanins, β-carotene, Catechins, Ellagic acid, Lutein, Lycopene, Resveratrol. Antioxidants are substance which can defend the human body from free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) induced chronic diseases.vegetables are rich source of antioxidant. Functionally, it scavenges the free radical formed during the oxidative stress. This free radical damages the cell and their constituents. Consequently, it leads to chronic heart disease and ageing related problem. To reduce the health related problem, crop like cauliflower should consumed in appropriate manner in daily dietary food.

Key words: Antioxidants, Nutrients, Reactive oxygen, Lutein, Lycopene.

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Cite this article: Mundiyara, R., Kumar, P. Jitarwal, R.K., Bajya, M. and Leela Bhat, L., Different Antioxidants in Fruits and Vegetables for Human Health, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(3): 340-346 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4054