Author(s): Amit Parashar, Ajay Kumar Rajawat
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is grown in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The total area under cultivation of pomegranate in India is 107.00 thousand ha and production is around 743.00 thousand tons. Maharashtra is the leading producer of pomegranate followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. This plant is grown as small trees or shrubs in various countries like Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Russia and Mediterranean region. Mainly Pomegranate plant plays a vital role in medicinal treatments; it cures different diseases like cancer, stomach disorder, diabetes, anemia and dysentery. From the peel extract the tests were carried out to find the presence of the following chemical compounds such as carbohydrates, reducing sugars, glycosides proteins, amino acids, phenolic compounds, tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, sterols,etc. This paper shows an evaluation of pomegranate peel extract using different chemicals.