Contact: +91-9711224068
Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies
  • Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal

ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

NAAS Rating: 3.53 NEW

Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
Prospective wild edible fruit plants from part of northern Western Ghats (NWG), Mulshi (MS), India

Rani B Bhagat, Mahadev Chambhare, Sandip Mate, Amit Dudhale, BN Zaware

A survey was carried out to document traditional religious information of prospective wild edible fruits consumed by tribal and non tribal communities in Mulshi, a part of Northern Western Ghats (NWG). Forests represent an integral part of the social life of tribal groups and are home to the people who are completely or partly dependent on forests for their livelihood. The communities in Mulshi include “Marathas”, "Katkari" "Mahadeo koli" and “Dhangars”. The study area is rich in genetic and species diversity including rare, endemic, endangered and threatened (RET) category species. The wild edible fruits plays fundamental role in human diet and are enriched with macronutrients, microelements, secondary metabolites and have high nutritional value. The fruits are eaten either as a raw in ripe or unripe condition. The total of 109 wild edible fruit plant species belonging to 85 genera and 57 families has been investigated in present research work. The potentialities of these fruits could be explored and utilized for pharmaceutical industry or as an additional fruit crop source in agriculture with high food value and with exceptional medicinal properties.
Plant habit diversity of wild edible fruits in Mulshi region
Fig.: Plant habit diversity of wild edible fruits in Mulshi region
Pages : 15-19 | 1334 Views | 83 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rani B Bhagat, Mahadev Chambhare, Sandip Mate, Amit Dudhale, BN Zaware. Prospective wild edible fruit plants from part of northern Western Ghats (NWG), Mulshi (MS), India. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2016; 4(1): 15-19.
Call for book chapter
Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies
Journals List Click Here Research Journals Research Journals
Please use another browser.