International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Horticulture | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 4.8 / 10


Role of Green Food in Nutritional Security

Bharai Radhika A. | H. N. Leua


Abstract: Vegetables play important role in food and nutritional security. Green leafy vegetables are considered as exceptional source for vitamins, minerals and phenolic compounds. Mineral nutrients like iron and calcium are high in leafy vegetables than staple food grains. Many leafy vegetables especially, amaranth, fenugreek, palak and spinach has attained commercial status and its cultivation is wide spread in India. Because of their low production cost and high yield, green leafy vegetables are considered to be one of the cheapest vegetables in the market and it could be rightly described as 'poor man?s vegetables'. Also, leafy vegetables are the only natural sources of folic acid, which are considerably high in leaves of Moringa oleifera plants as compared to other leafy and non-leafy vegetables.


Keywords: Leafy vegetables, Nutrition, Green food


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 384 - 386


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