International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Nutritive values and uses of some important arid zone fruit trees of Madhya Pradesh
Author(s): Reena Nair and Vijay Agrawal
Abstract: India, the centre of origin for many tropical fruit tree species, most of which are not commercially cultivated but provides significant source of livelihood support for many rural communities. Most of the indigenous fruits are underutilized. They are rich in vitamin, minerals, nutrients and has medicinal potential. These fruits have lack of genetic material, loss of germplasm collection and traditional knowledge, lack of knowledge on uses, have constraints and opportunities, limited income generation, market, commercialization and demand limitations, lack of research and development activities and weak national capacities and lack of links across conservation and production. These underutilized fruits popularly known as ‘less known fruits’ have great values based on their nutritional as well as medicinal properties. However, in spite of rich germplasm existing in the state, development of standard varieties was limited. Having a wide degree of adaptability with high degree of tolerance, they can thrive well under adverse climatic and edaphic conditions. These fruits also serve a potentiality in sustainable agriculture. Hence, research and development work, farmers awareness and feasibility for cultivation of these less known fruits are to be given due consideration.
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Reena Nair, Vijay Agrawal. Nutritive values and uses of some important arid zone fruit trees of Madhya Pradesh. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):399-404.