Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 28 issue 3 & 4 (2009) : 237-240


R. Prabha, Kamal G. Nath
1University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru-560 065, India.
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Cite article:- Prabha R., Nath G. Kamal (2024). INTRAFAMILY DISTRIBUTION OF GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 28(3): 237-240. doi: .
Leafy vegetables provide much needed micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), in addition to
various nutraceuticals and bioactive compounds. The present study was conducted on 100
households each of employed and unemployed groups. Questionnaire method was employed to
elicit information from the respondents. The findings revealed that 24.5 percent of respondents
liked greens, one hundred percent utilized mint, coriander and curry leaves irrespective of their
occupation status. Fifty one per cent of the respondents consumed greens twice a week. Only 10
per cent stored greens in polythene bags with refrigeration for more than a day. Thirty eight
percent included greens during pregnancy, while 42 per cent included shepu leaves (Peucedonum
graveolens) during lactation. Per capita consumption of greens ranged between 48 – 66g by
adults and adolescents. Thus, consumption of greens through nutrition education may be
advocated to combat micronutrient malnutrition among the vulnerable section of the population.
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