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Jamun (Syzygium cuminii)

  • Shrikant Hiwale
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Abstract

Jamun, Syzygium cuminii, is one of the most hardy fruit crops and can easily be grown in neglected and marshy areas where other fruit plants cannot be grown successfully. The fruit is a good source of iron, sugars, minerals, protein, carbohydrate, etc. Jamun originated in India. Small Jamun fruits, which are not suitable for table use, can be used in the beverage industry as they contained a high amount of acidity, tannins, and anthocyanin. Leaf extract of Jamun reduces radiation-induced DNA damage in the cultured human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Therefore, Jamun fruits have high value in terms of therapeutics and nutrition. Jamun fruits are used as an effective medicine against diabetes. The area under the crop is increasing fast owing to tremendous potential for commercialization. However, the shelf life of the fruit and value addition needs to be worked out to sustain the increase in area, because of identification of superior varieties like Vengurla seedless and Lucknow seedless.

Keywords

Fruit Weight Total Soluble Solid Human Peripheral Blood Lymphocyte Elite Genotype Canopy Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shrikant Hiwale
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  1. 1.Fruit CropsCentral Horticultural Experiment StationVejalpurIndia

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