Identification of Bioactive Compounds from Peels of Punica granatum L. by GC-MS analysis


Published: 2023-06-08

DOI: 10.56557/ajmab/2023/v8i28264

Page: 25-30

Shivani Kakkar Khanna *

Department of Biotechnology, B. K. Birla College (Autonomous), Kalyan, India.

Pooja Gupta

Department of Biotechnology, B. K. Birla College (Autonomous), Kalyan, India.

Annika Gupta

Department of Biotechnology, B. K. Birla College (Autonomous), Kalyan, India.

Meeta Bhot

Department of Botany, B. K. Birla College (Autonomous), Kalyan, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


India is the second major producer of fruits and vegetables in the world. Fruits form the rich source of bioactive molecules. Phytochemical compounds can provide different health benefits and give protection against various diseases as per the literature. As a result of this, the search for new bioactive molecules with multifunctional properties have been rapidly intensified. Pomegranate known as the ‘Nature’s power fruit' and ‘Fruit of dead' is one of the oldest fruit to be cultivated. Because of high nutritional value, these fruits are consumed at a greater extent. As a result, large amount of peel waste is generated. Disposal of these waste is of major concern. Thus, in the present study, an attempt was made to bring utilization of peels by finding the bioactive compounds present in the peels and further its application in food and cosmetics. The aim of the study was to investigate the presence of different compounds from the methanolic extract of Punica granatum L. peel by GC-MS analysis.

Keywords: Punica granatum L. peels, bioactive compounds, GC-MS analysis

How to Cite

Khanna , S. K., Gupta , P., Gupta , A., & Bhot , M. (2023). Identification of Bioactive Compounds from Peels of Punica granatum L. by GC-MS analysis. Asian Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 8(2), 25–30.


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