Widening The Food Basket: Underutilized and Underexploited Food Resources

by Mahendar K. Satapathy & Sidhanta S.Bisnoi
ISBN: 9789389130225 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 264 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2021
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 20.4 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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In the present book, provides rare information of a series of underutilized and underexploited wild plants growing in diverse environments and having richness in nutrients in one form or the other, protein, amino acids, vitamins or micro nutrients. Each plant species has been spelt out in detail with its local and scientific names, ecology, botanical description, type of part in use, nature of nutrient(s) present and preparations made from it.

Some non-traditional preparations of domesticated plants has also been described keeping their potential nutritional value. The book will be useful to a variety of readers such as students and teachers of Botany, Agriculture, Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Nutritionists, general public besides spreading awareness about availability of cheap nutritious food resources among key target groups including women, children and tribals.

Mahendra K. Satapathy, is presently working as Professor in Science Education(Botany) and Dean, Academic at Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Bhubaneswar. After passing B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. (Botany) from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar with first rank and University gold medal, Prof. Satapathy completed his Ph.D from National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttack. Having worked as a Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow at International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, Philippines, British Council Fellow at Wye College (University of London) and a Fulbright Fellow in University of Minnesota, USA, he has been working as Professor in National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi for more than last thirteen years. With a Teaching and Research Career of 33 years in Post Graduate Department of Life Science, Dr. Satapathy has headed the Departments of Science and Mathematics and Department of Extension Education, besides being felicitated as the Best teacher in Botany in Odisha. Prof. Satapathy has published a large number of Research Papers, and authored seven books and supervised a couple of students for Ph.D in Botany, Environmental Science and Education. His fields of interest include Science Education, Environmental Education and Sustainability besides Educational Innovations in the country.

Sidhanta Sekhar Bisoi, is presently working as Senior Project Fellow in the Department of Botany, Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Bhubaneswar, Having completed his M.Sc. and M.Phil. in the field of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources from Central University of Orissa, Koraput, and M.Sc. in Botany from Berhampur University, Odisha, he has published a series of research papers in International journals of repute, besides being felicitated as a recognized reviewer for a couple of reputed national/international journals approved by UGC. He has presented his research work(s) in a number of national and international conferences/seminars/workshops. His areas of interest include Ethno-botany, Plant Diversity Studies, and Biodiversity Conservation. Currently, Mr. Bisoi is working in the area of Ethno-botany with reference to Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Resource Conservation.

1. Prickly Chaff Flower Achyranthes aspera L. 2. Indian Copper Leaf Acalypha indica L. 3. Mountain Knot Grass Aerva lantana (L.) Juss 4. Onion Allium cepa L. 5. Node Flower Allmaina  Garlic Allium sativum L. 6. Allmania nodiflora R.Br. ex Wight 7. Sessile Joyweed Alternanthera sessilis L.R. Br 8. Sanguinaria Alternanthera ficoidea (L.) Sm 9. Red amarnath Amaranthus blitum subsp. oleraceus  (L.) Costea 10. Prickly AmaranthAmaranthus caudatus L 11. Prickly Amaranth Amaranthus spinosus L. 12. Elephant -Head Amaranth Amaranthus tricolor L. 13. Wild Amaranth Amaranthus viridis L. 14. Creat Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Nees 15. Whipcord Cobra Lily Arisaema tortuosum (Wall.) Schott 16. Neem Azadirachta indica A.Juss 17. Indian Thorny Bamboo Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss 18. Indian Spinach Basella alba L. 19. Geranium Tree Bauhinia purpurea L. 20. Camel’s Food Climber Bauhinia vahlii wight & Arn. 21. Kachnar Bauhinia variegata L. 22. White Gourd Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn. 23. Hog Weed Boerhavia diffusa L. 24. Rape Brassica napus L. 25. Cauliflower Brassica oleracea L. var botrytis L. 26. Cabage Brassica oleracea L. var capitata L. 27. Knol-khol Brassica oleracea L. var. gongylodes L. 28. Quail grass Celosia argentea L. 29. Indian Pennywort Centella asiatica L.  30.  White Goosefoot Chenopodium album L.  31.  Chickpea Cicer arietinum L.  32.  Indian bay leaves/Indian Cassia Cinnamomum tamala Buch. Ham.  33.  Wild Spider Flower Cleome gynandra L.   34.  Asian Spider Flower Cleome viscosa L.  35.  Elephant Ear Taro Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott  36.  Asian Spider Flower Commelina attenuate  37.  Bengalday Flower Commelina benghalensis L.  38.  White jute Corchorus capsularis L.  39.  Sweet Gourd Coriander Coriandrum sativum L.   40. Cucurbita maxima Duchesne   41.  amboo Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) Nees  42.  Purple Sow Thistle Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. ex DC.  43.  Purple Sow Thistle Enydra fluctuans DC.  44.  Long Coriander Eryngium foetidum L.   45.  Giant Cabuya Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw. 46.  Glinus Glinus oppositifolius (L.) A.D.C. 47.  Roselle Hibiscus sabdariffa L. 48.  Medan Mastak Hybanthus enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell. 49.  Ceylon Hydrolea Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl,    50.  Marsh Barbel Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine,   51.  Water Bindweed Ipomoea aquatica Forssk.  52.  Bottle Gourd Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl. 53.  Garden Cress Lepidium sativum L.  54.  Garden Grass Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link.  55.  Indian Marshweed Limnophila indica (L.) Druce     56.  Dwarf Water Clove Marsilea minuta L.     57.  Spearmint Mentha spicata L.     58.  Tropical girdlepod Mitracarpus hirtus (L.) DC.     59.  Bitter Gourd Momordica charantia L.     60.  Drum Stick Moringa oleifera Lam.     61.  Curry Tree Leaf Murraya koenigii L. Spreng     62.  Midnight horror Oroxylum indicum (L.) Kurz     63.  Indian Sorrel Oxalis corniculata L.  64.  Skunk vine Paederia foetida L.     65.  Frog Fruit Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene  66.  Heyne burnet Pimpinella heyneana (Wall. ex DC.) Kurz     67.  Pea Pisum sativum L.  68.  Soft-Stem Mintleaf Plectranthus mollis (Aiton) Spreng. 69.  Alpine knot weed Polygonum plebeium R. Br.     70.  Common Ppurslane Portulaca oleracea L.  71.  Radish Raphanus sativus L    72.  Midnapore Creerper Rivea hypocrateriformis Choisy  73.  Comb Rungia Rungia pectinata (L.) Nees  74.  Sick Senna Senna tora (L) Roxb 75.  Black Nightshade Solanum americanum Mill.     76.  Potato Solanum tuberosum L.    77.  Spinach Spinacia oleracea L. 78.  Ceylon spinach Talinum portulacifolium (Forssk.) 79.  Indian Dill Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague  80.  Wild Trefoil Trianthema portulacastrum L. 81.  Wild Trefoil Trigonella corniculata L.  82.  Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum L.   83.  Black Pod Vetch Vicia sativa L.     84.  Wood Apple Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa  85.  Jack Fru Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.     86.  Carambola Averrhoa carambola L.     87.  Palm Borassus flabellier L.  88.  Lvy Gourd Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt  89.  Muskmelon Cucumis melo L. 90.  Elephant Apple Dillenia indica L.     91.  Asiatic Yam Dioscorea alata L. 92.  Air Yam Dioscorea bulbifera L.  93.  Fire Leaf Yam Dioscorea pentaphylla L.  94.  White Yam Dioscorea tomentosa L. 95.  Gaub  ersimmon Diospyros malabarica (Desr.) Kostel     96.  Coromandel Ebony Persimmon Diospyros melanoxylon Roxb.  97.  Banyan Tree Ficus benghalensis L.  98.  Cluster Fig Tree Ficus recemosa L. 99.  Wood Apple Limonia acidissima Groff   100.  Indian Butter  ree Madhuca longifolia (J. Koenig ex L.) J.F.Macbr   101.  Milk Tree Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard  102.  Spiny Gourd Momordica dioica Roxb. ex Willd.   103.  Banana Musa paradisiaca L.  104.  Lotus Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. 105.  Water Lily Nymphaea alba L.  106.  Date Palm Phoenix sylvestris (L.) Roxb   107.  Star Gooseberry Phyllanthus acidus (L.) Skeels 108.  Indian Gooseberry Phyllanthus emblica L.109.  Sweet Tamarind Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth.   110.  Java Plum Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeets 111.  Water Chesnut Trapa natans var. bispinosa 112. Jackal Jujube Ziziphus oenopolia (L.) Mill.