Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Evaluation of phytochemical and bactericidal activities of selected fruit wastes


Taufeeq Ahmad, Sachidanand Singh, Saba Siddiqui

Recieved Date: 2020-09-06, Accepted Date: 2020-12-30


Since time immemorial the herbal medicines have proved to be promising because of their potential properties. The fruits are used all over world in raw and processed form because of healthy and nutrient compounds, while the peels, skin and seeds etc are discarded and least exploited. This adds to a lot of pollution problem too if they are not disposed of judiciously. The wastes of Punica granatum, Citrus limetta, Musa paradisiaca, Ananas comosus, Zea mays and Annona squamosa were studied to have a view of their phytochemical and antimicrobial properties. These might prove as a novel source of antimicrobials and could be utilized against the pathogenic microbes. The antibacterial properties were studied against E.coli (NCIM 2065), Bacillus subtilis (NCIM 2196) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (NCIM 5029). A good potency was exhibited by these fruit waste and it is suggested that these might prove to be an effective bactericidal agent.


Antimicrobial activity, gentamicin, inhibition, phytochemical

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2021
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
Category: Environment
Pages: 79-84

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