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International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2023)

Phytochemical composition, biological activities and nutritional aspects of Hylocereus undatus: A review

Author(s):

Dhanashree D Mande, Dr. Manoj R Kumbhare and Dr. Ajay R Surana

Abstract:

The most commonly cultivated vine cactus in the Cactaceae family is normally Hylocereus undatus, which would be native to Mexico and America. It is commonly referred to as "dragon fruit" or "pitaya." Additionally, it goes by the name "buahnaga," which means "dragon fruit." In addition to their attractive colour, Hylocereus undatus fruits are popular around the world due to its abundance in polyphenolic components and their antioxidant activity. Due to the characteristics, degree of production, and financial benefits of the pitahaya fruit, a member of the Hylocereus genus, more land has been planted in agriculture during the past two decades. Due to the characteristics, degree of production, and financial benefits of the pitahaya fruit, a member of the Hylocereus genus, more land has been planted in agriculture during the past two decades. Stalks, fruits, and flowers from the plant are used in food and film.

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How to cite this article:
Dhanashree D Mande, Dr. Manoj R Kumbhare and Dr. Ajay R Surana. Phytochemical composition, biological activities and nutritional aspects of Hylocereus undatus: A review. Int. J. Pharmacognosy Pharm. Sci. 2023;5(2):25-31. DOI: 10.33545/27067009.2023.v5.i2a.129
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