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P-ISSN: 2394-0530, E-ISSN: 2320-3862

2022, Vol. 10, Issue 6, Part A

Biofortification of crops to enhance nutritional values and quell hidden hunger

Rashmi Mathur

Biofortification represents an amalgamation of human ingenuity and scientific understanding, with an aim to address the global food shortage by making nutritious food more widely available for the betterment of humanity as a whole. Biofortification, also known as biological fortification, constitutes the procedure of boosting the dietary value or nutrient content of food through methods such as biotechnology, crop breeding, and fertilization. It is an endeavour to promote human health by increasing the concentration of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in food crops, thereby combating the prevalence of malnutrition. It is the process of selecting crops that are more profitable to farmers and consumers because they have better yields and beneficial micronutrient profiles when grown. This study evaluates several biofortification strategies for addressing the problems due to hidden or unrecognized hunger that may lead to varied and diverse kinds of chronic issues and diseases including osteoporosis, malignant cancer, neurological conditions, heart ailments, and numerous others. Biofortification is a viable option that is both cost-efficient and ecologically sustainable. The adoption of bio-fortified foods has greatly improved the immune system, boosting the ability to ward off potentially fatal pathogens. This article focuses on the promising potential offered by bio-fortified foods towards eradicating stifling hidden hunger.
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How to cite this article:
Rashmi Mathur. Biofortification of crops to enhance nutritional values and quell hidden hunger. J Med Plants Stud 2022;10(6):63-69.
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