Table 4: Chemical constituents of the pomegranate fruit: sugars, organic acids, and antioxidants.

ConstituentChemical structurePomegranate fruit part

Sugars
 Glucose789764.tab.0031Seed, peel, juice
 Fructose789764.tab.0032Seed, peel, juice
 Sucrose789764.tab.0033Seed, peel, juice
 Sorbitol789764.tab.0034Seed, peel, juice

Organic acids
 Citric acid
 (2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid)
789764.tab.0035Juice
 Malic acid (hydroxybutanedioic acid)789764.tab.0036Juice
 Tartaric acid (2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid)789764.tab.0037Juice
 Isocitric acid
 (1-Hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid)
789764.tab.0038Juice

Antioxidants
 Ascorbic acid or vitamin C ((5R)-[(1S)-1,2-
 dihydroxyethyl]-3,4-dihydroxyfuran-2(5H)-one)
789764.tab.0039Juice
 Vitamin E (α-tocopherol)789764.tab.0040Juice