Neutraceutical potential of some rare fruits & vegetables: A Review
Chaitali Chakraorty, Kakali Bandyopadhyay, Riya Dasgupta, Abhijit Ghosh, Poulami Mitra, Tania Paul and Abhik Dutta
Vegetables are considered essential for well-balanced diets since they supply vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and phytochemicals. Each vegetable group contains a unique combination and amount of these phyto-nutraceuticals, which distinguishes them from other groups and vegetables within their own group. In the daily diet, rare vegetables can add more nutrition as well as play significant role in preventing various chronic diseases. Rare fruits and vegetables mainly include Broccoli, Purple Cabbage, Kiwi, Fig, Pomelo, Star fruit and many more. All of these are rich source of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrate with low fat content. Mainly they are preventive against different cancer and tumors that lead to cancer. The promotion of healthy rare vegetable products has coincided with a surging consumer interested in the healthy functionality of food.
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Chaitali Chakraorty, Kakali Bandyopadhyay, Riya Dasgupta, Abhijit Ghosh, Poulami Mitra, Tania Paul, Abhik Dutta. Neutraceutical potential of some rare fruits & vegetables: A Review. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(10):421-424.