Vegetables: A Potential Source of Nutraceuticals

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Barsha Tripathy, Sandeep Rout, Udit Nandan Mishra, Gyanaranjan Sahoo, Kalyani Pradhan, Ajay Kumar Prusty, Lipsa Dash

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Because of nutritional imbalances, billions of people are hungry. Higher amounts of phytonutrients and nutraceuticals are among the advantages of a vegetable-rich diet. Secondary metabolites are also thought to play a "preventative" role in medicine. A nutraceutical is a dietary component or supplement that is also used to enhance good health or prevent disease. Nutraceuticals may be found in vegetables because they contain bioactive components that can protect against a variety of ailments. Phenolic substances (phytoestrogens, phenolic acids, flavonoids, phytostanols, and phytosterols), carotenoids, prebiotics, dietary fiber, and glucosinolates are some of the health-promoting phytochemicals found in food. Therapeutic compounds derived from vegetables boost immunity, improve health, and prevent and treat disease. It is critical to include phytonutrient-rich vegetable diets in order to reap major health advantages. Modern study is focused on developing food/vegetables that are tailored to a person's specific health needs. Biofortification, many breeding procedures (traditional, molecular, mutation), and recombinant DNA technologies have all helped to popularize tailored balanced diet. Overall, the goal of this article is to give you an understanding of how different veggies might supplement your existing diet.

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Barsha Tripathy, Sandeep Rout, Udit Nandan Mishra, Gyanaranjan Sahoo, Kalyani Pradhan, Ajay Kumar Prusty, Lipsa Dash. (2021). Vegetables: A Potential Source of Nutraceuticals. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 17921–17941. Retrieved from https://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/7927 (Original work published June 1, 2021)
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