Anthocyanin Fruit Peels and Their Importance
Hemalatha K, Anusha K, Harsitha K, Vasavi V, Jagadeesh P, Swathi P*
Raghu College of Pharmacy, Dakamarri, Visakhapatnam
Anthocyanins are colored water-soluble pigments belonging to the group of phenols. Anthocyanins responsible for the colors, red, purple and blue, are found in fruits and vegetables. Fruit peels have gradually gained popularity as scientists have found that the peels in many cases show better biological and pharmacological uses than other parts of the fruit. The aim of this review is to highlight the importance of fruit peel extracts and natural products obtained in the food industry, together with their other potential biological applications, such as apples, plums, pomegranate, dragon fruit, strawberries and grapes.
Keywords: Anthocyanins, Fruits, Peels.