Bioactive Compounds in Pyrus pashia, Their Bioactivities, and Associated Health Benefits: A Review

Ankita Sharma, Rajat Singh, Jyoti Chaudhary, Kalpna Thakur, Ajender, Sukh Veer Singh, Junaid Aman and Adity

Abstract

Pyrus pashia commonly known as wild Himalayan pear is a medium-sized deciduous tree belonging to the Rosaceae family. The fruit is characterized by its distinctive wild aroma and astringent taste, which remains unexplored in flavor profile and nutritional composition. All parts of P. pashia including bark, leaves, and flowers are rich sources of functional components that possess different biological activities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, antimicrobial, and hepatoprotective activity. From ancient times the P. pashia wild Himalayan pear was used to cure many human ailments. Due to the presence of many functional components, this fruit can be used for the preparation of novel culinary and medicinally rich food products. In this study, we studied the different bioactive components that are present in P. pashia and their biological activities, along with this the health benefits of P. pashia are discussed.

Published on: March 15, 2024
doi: 10.17756/jfcn.2024-s1-018
Citation: Sharma A, Singh R, Chaudhary J, Thakur K, Ajender, et al. 2024. Bioactive Compounds in Pyrus pashia, Their Bioactivities, and Associated Health Benefits: A Review. J Food Chem Nanotechnol 10(S1): S138-S143.

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