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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : (86) Last page : (103)
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An Overview on Inherent Potential of Underutilized Fruits

Yogendra Singh1* and Prerak Bhatnagar2

1Ph.D. Scholar, (Fruit Science), 2Assistant Professor (Fruit Science),
College of Horticulture & Forestry, Jhalawar- 326023, AU, Kota (Rajasthan)
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Received: 9.04.2019 | Revised: 13.05.2019 | Accepted: 18.05.2019  



The lesser known fruit crops comprising aonla, bael, ber, chironji, jamun, karonda, lasora, phalsa and wood apple belong to Indian subcontinent origin and pomegranate is native to Persian Iran. The overview on these fruit crops revealed that limited area is under cultivation on these fruit crops in Rajasthan state. In spite of their high nutritional and medicinal values, their commercial cultivation is lacking and needs to be popularized for commercial acceptance and orchard establishment under arid and semi-arid zones of Rajasthan. The most promising under-utilized fruits which having plethora of nutrition are Aonla (Emblica officinalis), Bael (Aegle marmelos), Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana), Chironji (Buchanania lanzan), Jamun (Syzygium cumini), Karonda (Carissa carandas) Lasora (Cordia myxa L.), Phalsa (Grewia subinaequalis), Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) and Wood Apple (Feronia limonia) etc. These fruits are potential source of food, nutritional and medicinal values. The value added products of these fruits need surge to catch  the national and international markets if it is properly focussed under nutritional care of inputs along with plant protection measures. The present overview on these fruit crops is manly emphasis on nutritional, food and medicinal value of these minor fruits and its impact on betterment of human health wellness through intake of vitamins, minerals, total sugars and ascorbic acid content present in different components of these fruits by the people inhabiting in arid and semi- arid regions.

Key words: Nutritional, Medicinal, Uses, Vitamins, Processed products, Underutilized fruit crops.

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Cite this article: Singh, Y. and Bhatnagar, P., An Overview on Inherent Potential of Underutilized Fruits, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(3): 86-103 (2019). doi: