Economic upgradation of tribes through processing of sweet potato
Yogita K Sanap, Ujwala Sirsat and Pravina N Satpute
Sweet potatoes have been proved to be highly effective way of providing school age children with sizable amounts of their daily Vitamin A requirement. In some studies, sweet potatoes have been shown to be a better source of bioavailable beta carotene than green leafy vegetables. Yet beta carotene only begins to tell the story of sweet potato antioxidants. Particularly in purple fleshed sweet potatoes and these antioxidant nutrients may be even more concentrated in the flesh than in the skin. That’s sweet potatoes have genes (IbMYB1 and IbMyB2) that are specialized for the production of anthocyanin pigments in the fleshy part of the tuber. Storage proteins in sweet poato also have important antioxidant properties. These storage proteins called sporamins get produce by sweet potato plants whenever the plants are subjected to physical damage. In Gadchiroli district, the tribals of Mulchera Thisil;, use to cultivate sweet potato from ages and now Self Help Group of these Villages are involved in processing of sweet potatoes in which they are mostly preparing powder of sweet potatoes which is utilized by Bakery and Icream industries with that they are preparing various edibles from sweet potatoes. The present investigation of this study is women of this area are involved in processing of sweet potato which not only helps to increase the economic condition but also nutrition security of the tribal household.
How to cite this article:
Yogita K Sanap, Ujwala Sirsat and Pravina N Satpute. Economic upgradation of tribes through processing of sweet potato. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(6S): 472-474.