ABSTRACT

While one may not find ancient studies that substantiate the pomegranate's curative and preventive qualities, the exalted status of this fruit goes back as far as the history of agriculture itself. Allusions to the pomegranate are readily found in the oldest cultures of the Indus Valley, ancient China, and classical Greece, as well as in the Old Te

part |2 pages

Section 1

chapter 1|28 pages

Pomegranate Phytochemicals

ByNavindra P. Seeram, Yanjun Zhang, Jess D. Reed, Christian G. Krueger, Jakob Vaya

chapter 2|14 pages

Antioxidative Properties of Pomegranate: In Vitro Studies

ByMira Rosenblat, Michael Aviram

chapter 3|16 pages

Bioavailability of Pomegranate Polyphenols

ByFrancisco A. Tomás-Barberán, Navindra P. Seeram, Juan Carlos Espín

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Section 2

chapter 4|28 pages

Protection against Cardiovascular Diseases

ByBianca Fuhrman, Michael Aviram

chapter 5|16 pages

Protection against Stroke

ByMarva I. Sweeney-Nixon

chapter 6|10 pages

Anticancer Potential of Pomegranate

ByShishir Shishodia, Lynn Adams, Indra D. Bhatt, Bharat B. Aggarwal

chapter 7|16 pages

Molecular Mechanisms of Chemoprevention of Cancer by Pomegranate

ByDeeba Syed, Arshi Malik, Naghma Hadi, Caroline Schmitt, Farrukh Afaq, Hasan Mukhtar

chapter 8|10 pages

Pomegranate and Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention

ByJohn T. Leppert, Allan J. Pantuck

chapter 9|14 pages

Assessment of Estrogenicity of Pomegranate in an In Vitro Bioassay

ByDiane M. Harris, Emily Besselink, Navindra P. Seeram

chapter 10|10 pages

Absence of Significant Estrogenic Effects in the Postmenopausal Population

ByMichelle P. Warren, Eliza Ng, Russalind H. Ramos, Sari Halpert

chapter 11|18 pages

Antimicrobial Activities of Pomegranate

ByG.K. Jayaprakasha, P.S. Negi, and B.S. Jena

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Section 3

chapter 12|10 pages

Commercialization of Pomegranates: Fresh Fruit, Beverages, and Botanical Extracts

ByNavindra P. Seeram, Yanjun Zhang, David Heber

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Section 4

chapter 13|12 pages

Pomegranates: A Botanical Perspective

ByDavid W. Still

chapter 14|10 pages

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Pomegranates

ByAdel A. Kader

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Section 5

chapter 15|4 pages

Summary

ByRisa N. Schulman