Potentialities of antioxidants in Tropical Fruit Crops

Journal of Agriculture and Allied fields
Year: (2020), Volume: (2), Issue. (1)
First page: (49) Last page: (60)
Online ISSN: A/F
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Potentialities of antioxidants in Tropical Fruit Crops

K. Thirumalaiselvi1*, M. Elavarasan2 and R. Prathana3

1Home Science, 2Horticulture, 3Farm Manager, ICAR Krishi Vigyan Kendra (RVS) Tirunelveli– 627 852 (Tamil Nadu)

Corresponding Author Email: thiru.kanchi@mail.com

Online Published:
10-April-2020

Received:
28th November 2019

Accepted:
21st February 2020

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ABSTRACT

The doctrine “Let food be thy medicine” espoused by Hippocrates nearly 2500 years ago is receiving interest by the researchers now a days. Recently, the focus has been shifted to the achievement of a balanced diet, and maximization of both life expectancy and quality, by identifying food ingredients that improve the capacity to resist disease and enhance health (Agte and Tarwadi, 2012).There has been a rapid increase in the oxidative stress and associated disorders such as prevalence of diabetes, cataract and cardiovascular diseases, due to the rapid changes in diet and lifestyle. The natural strategies such as increased intake of antioxidant rich food could be a valuable tool in coping up with the stress

KEYWORDS

Antioxidants, abundant supply, protective, lifestyle