Bioactive compounds, health benefits and valorization of
Pyrus pyrifolia (sand pear): a review
Article publication date: 25 January 2023
Pyrus Pyrifolia (Sand Pear) is one of the most underused pear variety despite its nutraceutical potential. Therefore, this paper aims to explore the Pyrus Pyrifolia in term of origin, distribution and classification, nutritional and bioactive potential, therapeutic potential and valorization along with future prospectus.
A wide variety of publications (88) were identified through electronic databases (Science direct, PubMed, SciELO, Google scholar, Link springer and Research gate) under the umbrella of different keywords such as bioactive compounds, health benefits, nutrition, sand pear, Pyrus and Pyrus pyrifolia.
Pyrus Pyrifolia (Sand Pear) is abundant in nutritional and bioactive compounds such as phenolic acids, flavonoids, terpenoids, vitamins and minerals. It exhibits therapeutic potential as being an antioxidant, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent. However, P. pyrifolia is not much explored by food researchers and industrialists, hence remaining underused. A few attempts have been made toward the use of P. pyrifolia for jam, jelly, candy and wine preparation. However, more research is required for the commercial processing of P. pyrifolia and to enhance its availability outside its growing area.
In this paper, nutritional and bioactive compounds of P. pyrifolia are discussed that provide knowledge to the researchers for its use as a functional ingredient.
The authors are highly grateful to Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, Punjab, 141004, India, for providing financial assistance and infrastructure for preparation of this review.
Conflict of interest: On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.
Chandel, R., Kumar, V., Kaur, R., Kumar, S., Kumar, A., Kumar, D. and Kapoor, S. (2023), "Bioactive compounds, health benefits and valorization of
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