Scope of Underutilized Vegetables in North East Region
What are underutilized vegetable: These are Indigenous vegetables as might be in danger of being replaced by a few cultivated species or genetic variability of which may be lost due neglect or non.
Vegetables in India are grown from dry temperate to humid tropics between the altitudes from sea level to snow line. A wide range of plant species growing in Himalayan and sub Himalayan regions in India belonging to genus Solanaceae, Cucurbitace, Brassicaceae, besides various kinds of beans, tubers and roots crops, spices, cole crops as well as some species of leafy vegetables constitute a huge list of underutilized vegetables. These vegetables are generally eaten by the local population and rarely shipped out as commercial commodities.
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