Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
Potential of underutilized, neglected or untrapped vegetables
Leela Bhatt, Mahesh Kumar Samota and MK Nautiyal
Underutilized crops are lesser-known plant species in terms of marketing and research, but well known to adapted by marginal and stress or unfavorable conditions. Their indigenous potential and Ethnobotanical data are well known to people, whereas, commercial importance and market value is unknown to the public. Although, Underutilized crops are the options for scaling-up neglected crops for large-scale agriculture appear to be increasingly exhausted, many species have the potential to contribute to food security, nutrition, dietary and culinary diversification, health and income generation. These UUC’s are multifold food crops as the treasures for the future India have greater potential for food and security, income generation and environmental services. These underutilized horticultural crops consumption in locally and the local people are aware about their nutritional and medicinal properties. Moreover, these are cheap and readily source for available .As the horticultural crops are contributing 3.14% of the total geographical area of the region. The region is one of the richest reservoirs of genetic variability and diversity of different horticultural crops, which exist in plant types, morphological and physiological variations, reactions to diseases and pests, adaptability and distribution.
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Leela Bhatt, Mahesh Kumar Samota and MK Nautiyal. Potential of underutilized, neglected or untrapped vegetables. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2):1650-1653.