Phytochemical and pharmacological properties of rambutan (Nappecium lappaceum L.) and its industrial usage: A mini review

January 05, 2024 | AIP Conference Proceedings |

Hailing from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Malaysia, this research offers an in-depth exploration into the intricate world of bioactive compounds present in the renowned tropical fruit, rambutan. Boasting a remarkable concentration of phytochemicals, the various components of the rambutan plant, encompassing leaves, pulp, and seeds, are revered for their multifaceted uses and reputed medicinal attributes. The diverse array of bioactive elements, ranging from polyphenols and flavonoids to essential minerals and vitamins, commonly found in tropical fruits, underpins their inherent health-promoting properties. Through this comprehensive review, the study seeks to unravel the intricacies of rambutan's phytochemical makeup, elucidate its medicinal qualities, and contemplate potential applications across various industrial sectors. Bridging botanical insights with biochemical nuances, the research unveils the manifold significance of the rambutan tree, presenting a valuable resource for researchers and industries keen on exploring its pharmacological and commercial potentials.

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