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Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2018, 6(7), 486-491
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-6-7-10
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Bioactive Compounds and Functional Benefits of the Foshou Fruit: A Review

Amer Ali Mahdi1, 2, Waleed Al-Ansi1, 3, Mohamed Ismael Ahmed1 and Hongxin Wang1, 4,

1State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, 1800 Lihu Road, Wuxi 214122, China

2National Engineering Research Center for Functional Food, Jiangnan University, 1800Lihu Road, Wuxi 214122, China;Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Sana'a University, Sana'a, Yemen

3Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Sana'a University, Sana'a, Yemen

4National Engineering Research Center for Functional Food, Jiangnan University, 1800Lihu Road, Wuxi 214122, China

Pub. Date: August 16, 2018

Cite this paper:
Amer Ali Mahdi, Waleed Al-Ansi, Mohamed Ismael Ahmed and Hongxin Wang. Bioactive Compounds and Functional Benefits of the Foshou Fruit: A Review. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2018; 6(7):486-491. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-6-7-10


This study is an important approach to studying the functional properties of the Foshou, which can be used in other food product systems. Foshou (Citrus medica L. var. sarcodactylis Swingle) is a medicinal plant member of the Rutaceae family. Foshou is now a potential functional food because it provides the human diet with micro and macronutrients along with a large pool of bioactive compounds, very much relevant to improving health and reducing the risk of several diseases. A huge number of benefits that Foshou possesses include Anti-helmintic, Anti-cancer, Anti-dyspepsia, Anti-oxidant Anti-microbial, Anti-inflammatory and Hypoglycaemic properties. Initial studies have found that the various components of Foshou show a variety of functional effects. These findings are extremely encouraging hence referring to the necessity of studying this plant extensively to confirm these findings and also reveal other functional effects. This study helps an overview of the bioactive compounds and functional benefits of this fruit and has potential functional benefits efficacy.

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