FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2021 Vol.27 No.2 PP 169­-176
https://doi.org/10.33451/florafauna.v27i2pp169-176
Contribution of Wild Vegetables to meet Nutritional Demand of tribal population of Surgana, District Nashik, Maharashtra, India
*Agnes J. Kharat and Ravindra Y. Bhandare
MGV’s Arts, Science & Commerce College,
SURGANA, District NASHIK, MAHARASHTRA , INDIA
*Corresponding Author : Email : agneskharat@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
In period of crisis, wild vegetables are used for their nutritional values as well as for getting additional food supplements. During present investigation total 44 wild vegetables and fruits were recorded from Surgana Region of Nashik District. Detailed information regarding local name, botanical name, family, habit, utilization of plant part and seasonal availability have been recorded. Most of these wild vegetables have become rare due to erratic rainfall and increasing urbanization in Surgana region. These less known and sometimes rare edible plant species can be promising source of income and nutrition for poor families. So steps are needed to be undertaken for extensive exploration and awareness about wild vegetables. Availability of wild vegetables through online shopping mode is helpful in creating awareness among common civic as well as it encourages cultivation and collection of these wild vegetables.

Key words : Food source, Nutritional value, Wild vegetables.
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