Underutilized Leafy Vegetables in Western Ghats Region for Nutritional Security: A Recent Study

Study has existed initiated to judge the pertaining to food advantage of some underutilized wooded legumes possible in Theni sector of westerly Ghats domain. Fifteen underutilized shaded salads used for one native family were composed and intentional for their progress, yield and pertaining to food limits. Among the judged underutilized leafy produce, the capital new leaves yield was recorded in the Alternanthera bettzickiana. Ascorbic acid content was chief in Acalypha indica accompanying lower texture content. Carotenoid content and sodium content was written maximum in Hibiscus cannabinus. The highest total phenolic content was about G13 Sauropus androgynus. Cardiospermum halicacabum has the chief potassium and law enforcement officer content. The maximal magnesium and manganese content was in the direction of Talinum fruticosum. G15 Solanum trilobatum had the topmost levels of metallic mineral and calcium. The topmost iron content was found in Alternanthera sessilis.

Author(s) Details:

R. Balakumbahan,
Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, College of Agriculture, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru-560065, Karnataka, India.

V. Sivakumar,
ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Hebbal, Benagaluru-560024, Karnataka, India.

C. Ravindran,
Zero Budget Natural Farming, College of Agriculture, UAS, Raichur-584104, Karnataka, India.

J. Rajangam,
Horticultural College and Research Institute (TNAU), Periyakulam, India.

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Keywords: Green leafy vegetables, underutilized western ghats, human nutrition

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