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Agricultural Reviews, volume 39 issue 2 (june 2018) : 144-150

Barbados cherry: Agriculture, breeding, utilization and role in nutritional and economical security-A review

Koyel Dey, Arkendu Ghosh, Fatik Kumar Bauri, Nilesh Bhowmick, Amarendra Nath Dey, Dilip Kumar Mishra, Bikash Chandra Das
1Department of Fruit Science, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741 252, West Bengal, India.
Cite article:- Dey Koyel, Ghosh Arkendu, Bauri Kumar Fatik, Bhowmick Nilesh, Dey Nath Amarendra, Mishra Kumar Dilip, Das Chandra Bikash (2018). Barbados cherry: Agriculture, breeding, utilization and role in nutritional and economical security-A review. Agricultural Reviews. 39(2): 144-150. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-1764.
Barbados cherry is a wild under-utilized fruit crop grown mainly in the regions with tropical humid climate. Being a good source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phenolic acids, especially the Vitamin C (richest source) it can protect from free radicals and cures cancer, kwashiorkor, marasmus, night blindness, hypertension, liver problems and hidden hungers which are threatening the modern world. Being a good source of pectin a number of processed products are prepared from it like syrup, juices, candy, murabbas, pickles and also for baby food preparation. By preparing these products rural people and housewives can earn a good income round the year. Besides, if small scale processing unit can be setup in collaboration with some NGOs’, then it enhances much more employment and improves the socio-economic status of the rural people. Therefore, this paper reviews the overall agronomic, breeding, crop utilization practices with its role in nutritional and economical security.
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