Limoniods are phytochemicals responsible for yellow to orange color and taste of certain fruits and vegetables.
Subtypes of limonoids are limonin, nomilin, nomilinic acid, azadirachtin, anthothecol, bussein, carapinic acid, cedrelone, fissinolide, entandrophragmin, gedunin, deacetyl gedunin, and khivorin.
Fruits: grapefruit, nectarine, oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, pomelo, ugly fruit, and other citrus fruits.
- They show antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antimalarial activities.
- Have anti-cancer properties especially against brain tumors, breast and colon cancers.
- Detoxify liver.