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Botanical Analysis of the Vegetable Market in Meerut (U. P.) and Their Role in Food Security

Shyam Singh1, Uday Bhan Prajapati2,*

1Department of Botany, Meerut College, Meerut, U.P. 25001, India.

2Patanjali Herbal Research Department, Patanjali Research Institute, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.

*Corresponding author: Uday Bhan Prajapati

Date: January 16,2023 Hits: 130

Abstract

Plants are very valuable for the human being in various ways which play an important role in human diet and nutrition. Vegetables are a big source of food for the human community. In the present investigation, the emphasis is given to the plants which are used as a vegetable by human beings. The plant parts such as roots, rhizomes, tubers, bulbs, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits are used as vegetables. They have eaten with a meal either the salted spiced cooked recipe or as a salad. It provides vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and oils that are necessary for the body. The authors reported 86 plants from 32 families after a detailed investigation of the vegetable market in the study area during 2021 which was used as vegetables for food. Taxonomically Cucurbitaceae, Fabaceae, and Brassicaceae were the most valuable plant families for supporting vegetable production in a selected area. It also indicates the food habit of the population in this area due to their high demand and supply.

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Botanical Analysis of the Vegetable Market in Meerut (U. P.) and Their Role in Food Security

How to cite this paper:  Shyam Singh, Uday Bhan Prajapati. (2022) Botanical Analysis of the Vegetable Market in Meerut (U. P.) and Their Role in Food Security. International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture6(4), 416-421.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2022.12.009