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EATING VEGETABLES FOR GOOD HEALTH

Dr. S ESWARA REDDY

Vegetables are rich source of vitamins,minerals and roughage needed for our good health.There are a number of underutilized and un exploited vegetables around us which are very cheap and easily available. . Some of the underutilized vegetables that are known for their nutritional properties and horticultural potential shown in this photo are:

1. Abelmoschus esculentus (okra)

2. Canavalia gladiata (sword bean)

3.coccinia grandis(ivy gourd)

4. Dioscorea bulbifera (air potato)

5. Dioscorea sp. (yam species)

6. Eleocharis dulcis (Chinese water chestnut)

7. Gynura bicolor (purple ggynura)

8. Gynura oralis (white gynura)

9. Ipomoea batatas (sweet potato)

10. Lablab purpureus (lablab bean)

11. Luffa acutangula (angled luffa)

12. Momordica charantia (bitter gourd)

13. Monochoria vaginalis (ducks tongue grass)

14. Nelumbo nucifera (lotus)

15. Perilla frutescens (perilla)

16. Solanum indicum (Indian nightshade)

17. Solanum macrocarpon (African eggplant)

18. Solanum mammosum (five-finger eggplant)

19. Solanum sp. (eggplant species)

20. Trichosanthes anguina (snake gourd)

21. Trichosanthes cucumerina (snake gourd)