Horticultural Crops and Human Nutrition

  • Fruits and vegetables play an important role in balanced diet.
  • These provide not only energy rich food but also provide vital protective nutrients/elements and vitamins.
  • Comparatively fruits and vegetables are the cheapest source of natural nutritive foods.
  • Since most of Indians are vegetarians, the incorporation of horticulture produce in daily diet is essential for good health.
  • With the growing awareness and inclination towards vegetarianism worldwide the horticulture crops are gaining tremendous importance.
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