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Title: Mushrooms in the food culture of the <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Kaani</i> tribe of Kanyakumari district
Authors: Davidson, Sargunam S
Johnsy, G
Samuel, A Selvin
Kaviyarasan, V
Keywords: <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Mangal; mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:HI" lang="EN-GB">Kaani</span></i><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Mangal; mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:HI" lang="EN-GB"> tribe</span>
Western Ghats
Ecosystem
Kanyakumari
Food culture
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Series/Report no.: Int. Cl.<sup>8</sup>: A01G 1/04, D05B 91/08, A47G
Abstract: India is inhabited by over 50 million tribals belonging to 550 communities and in Tamil Nadu 36 tribal communities live, while six tribal communities are found in the Southernmost Kanyakumari district. Of the six tribes, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Kaani</i> tribe lives in the forests and hills of the Western Ghats. The <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Kaani</i> tribe lives in consonance with Nature and their life is linked to the forest ecosystem. Though they live in settled areas, they still retain the traditional hunter-gatherer instinct, and collect their food from the forests that include mushrooms. Mushrooms contain a host of defense potentiators, which stimulate the immune system of humans. These mushrooms provide rich resources for the gene banks.
Description: 150-153
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13419
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(1) [January 2012]

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