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|Abstract:||Forest as a potential source of variety of vitamin A rich foods is not yet fully realized as they are neither cultivated nor marketed. Tribals who inhabit forest clad mountains exploit natural plants for their existence. Some of which may be unconventional and exceptionally rich in beta carotene. Among the 23 forest fruits of Andhra Pradesh, South India analyzed, Canthium parviflorum Lam. (Wild Jessamine) was found to be the richest source of beta carotene.|
|Appears in Collections:||NPR Vol.2(2) [March-April 2003]|
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