Atreyee Majumder, Sudeshna Sengupta, Sushmita Baidya, Ishika Dey, Satrajit Dey, Arunita Chandra, Prattusha Chakrobortty and Malavika Bhattacharya

Department of Biotechnology, Techno India University, EM-4, Salt Lake, Sector- V, Kolkata- 700091 (India)


Seeds contain many bioactive secondary metabolites, there has been an increase in research into using them as potential sources of therapeutics. Tomatoes contain significant amounts of carotenoids and flavonoids, as well as vitamins C and E and polyphenols. These compounds are also involved in disease prevention. Lycopene is assumed to be an active constituent in tomatoes that reduces the risk of various types of cancer. Numerous different prospective action mechanisms for lycopene have been proposed, such as gene function regulation, interaction via gap junctions, hormone and immunologic activity modulation, and carcinogen metabolism. Indeed, many possible treatment uses of tomatoes have been properly studied. Tomato seeds have not been widely used as a source of oils and proteins. Numerous tomato seeds and peels are discarded in industrial processing due to a lack of knowledge and awareness. Our experimental research was primarily concerned with comparing quantified phytonutrient estimations and evaluating the antioxidant and antibacterial properties of seed, peel and pulp of raw and ripe Solanum lycopersicum. Green tomatoes have good amount of carbohydrates and also show efficient scavenging activity; can act as reactive oxygen species (ROS) whereas ripe tomatoes show high vit b1 content that the raw one.

Key words : Solanum lycopersicum, carotenoids, nutritional analysis, antimicrobial activity.

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