Bioactive Compounds of Plum Mango (Bouea Microphylla Griffith)

  • Nithiya Shanmuga Rajan
  • Rajeev BhatEmail author
Living reference work entry
Part of the Reference Series in Phytochemistry book series (RSP)


The fruit of Bouea microphylla referred as plum mango or gandaria is a popular seasonal fruit, which is widely consumed in the Malay subcontinent. There is ample of traditional knowledge available among the locals on the use of leaves, bark, fruits, and seeds of this plant. However, very limited research information and scientific report is available on their composition, phytochemicals, or on the bioactive compounds. In the present chapter, we have aimed towards comprehensively providing information on nutritional value, functional qualities, health-promoting bioactive compounds, and volatile constituents of this underutilized fruit.


Antioxidant compounds ∙Functional properties ∙ Nutraceutical value ∙Plum mango ∙Volatiles 



Some of the information (unpublished data) provided in this chapter are part of the first authors Master’s Thesis submitted to School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Glaxo Smith Kline Consumer Healthcare Sdn BhdKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Universiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  3. 3.ERA Chair for Food (By-)Products Valorization Technologies, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, EstoniaEstonian University of Life SciencesTartuEstonia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vishwas Anant Bapat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyShivaji UniversityKolhapurIndia

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