Vasiliki Lagouri

National Hellenic Research Foundation Greece

Vasiliki Lagouri, BA, MSc, Ph.D., received a BA in Chemistry from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where she was awarded by the National Fellowships Foundation, the highest undergraduate honor. She received an MSc in Medicinal Chemistry from the Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a Ph.D. in Food Chemistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She was awarded post-graduate grants from the National Fellowships Foundation and the Mpodosakis Foundation of Greece. She has more than twenty years of research and academic experience at the Departments of Food Science and Technology, International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki, and the Departments of Chemistry and Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has sixteen publications and twenty-four conference participations in the fields of food chemistry, medicinal chemistry, olive oil, and natural products to her credit.

Vasiliki Lagouri

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Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) is one of the oldest edible fruits in the Mediterranean and has been used extensively in folk medicine. This book summarizes the antioxidant properties and bioactive polyphenolic ingredients in Greek pomegranate varieties and the vasculoprotective and neuroprotective effect of various parts of pomegranate and its main compounds, especially hydrolysable tannins, ellagitannins, ellagic acid, and their metabolites. Research has shown that pomegranate extracts possess unusual and potent broad-spectrum activities against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. As such, the book also explores the role of pomegranate in the treatment of cancer and SARS-CoV-2 infection. Finally, the book investigates the post-harvest management of pomegranate in industrial processing to improve pomegranate utilization for human health.

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