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An Overview of Phytoconstituents, Biotechnological Applications, and Nutritive Aspects of Coconut (Cocos nucifera)

Abstract

Cocos nucifera is one of the highest nutritional and medicinal value plants with various fractions of proteins which play a major role in several biological applications such as anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-neoplastic, anti-parasitic, insecticidal, and leishmanicidal activities. This review is focused on several biotechnological, biomedical aspects of various solvent extracts collected from different parts of coconut and the phytochemical constituents which are present in it. The results obtained from this source will facilitate most of the researchers to focus their work toward the process of diagnosing diseases in future.

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Authors thank the reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions as well as the management of VIT University for providing all research facilities to carry out the literature survey work which was helpful for clubbing this review article. The Authors are also thankful to DBT (No. BT/PR6891/GBT/27/491/2012) for providing financial support to conduct further research process.

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Roopan, S.M. An Overview of Phytoconstituents, Biotechnological Applications, and Nutritive Aspects of Coconut (Cocos nucifera). Appl Biochem Biotechnol 179, 1309–1324 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-016-2067-y

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Keywords

  • Phytoconstituents
  • Anti-diabetic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Biological applications
  • Cocos nucifera
  • Various extracts