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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 2125-2136
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.247


Bringing Unconventional Greens from Fodder to Fork: A Review
Nidhi Joshi* and Kiran Bains
Department of Food and Nutrition, Punjab Agricultural University,Ludhiana, Punjab-141004, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Unconventional greens are underutilized greens that are not part of a normal diet or grown commercially on a large scale. Unconventional greens possess immense nutritional potential which can contribute towards nutritional security. Unconventional greens are micronutrient dense nature’s gift to mankind that provides vitamins and minerals along with antioxidants. They are inexpensive sources of micronutrients such as ascorbic acid, vitamin A, β-carotene, folic acid, riboflavin, tocopherols, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. Increasing the consumption of unconventional greens in our diet can be a food-based approach for treating micronutrient deficiency. These unconventional greens are easily available in the vegetable market at no cost. These are not utilized by general masses rather used for cattle feed due to lack of awareness about their nutritional value. Intake of unconventional greens in the daily diet can be one of the strategies for improving nutritional status. The unconventional vegetable greens are gaining importance as a means to increase the per capita availability of food, hence, it can be explored to improve the nutritional scenario of the country.


Keywords: Unconventional greens, Antioxidants, Value-added products, Turnip leaves
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Nidhi Joshi and Kiran Bains. 2019. Bringing Unconventional Greens from Fodder to Fork: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 2125-2136. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.247