Cucurbits

Assortment and Therapeutic Values

Authored by: Krishan Pal Singh , Beena Singh , Prem Chand , Nair Reena

Handbook of Cucurbits

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482234589
eBook ISBN: 9781482234596
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19233-32

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Abstract

Vegetable crops include a large number of species primarily used as an essential component in our daily diet. These provide vitamins, minerals, fiber, amino acids, and active metabolites, thereby offering health benefits when used in diets. In general, plant genetic resources include plant species that not only provide food, feed, fodder, fiber, and medicine but also are sources of shelter, energy, and other uses that support livelihood.

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