Monday, November 23, 2020
Home Environment Production Of Immunity-Boosting Plants By Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture

Production Of Immunity-Boosting Plants By Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture

CISH ready with grafted plants, rich in immunity boosting

The Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) is now making grafted plants of varieties that are rich in immunity-boosting nutrients like guava, aonla, bael, jamun and mango.

The institute is already producing more than one lakh plants for kitchen garden lovers and farmers following increasing demand in times of the pandemic.

The self-grown fruits and vegetables are also free from chemicals and pesticides.

Follow NewsGram on Facebook for more updates. 

The institute is also promoting other immunity-boosting produce like mushrooms, protected cultivation of tomatoes, capsicum, several exotic green vegetables, including broccoli, by providing technology for their commercial and home-scale cultivation.

Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories. None have cholesterol. Fruits are sources of many essential nutrients that are underconsumed, including potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid). Unsplash

According to CISH Director Shailendra Rajan, among the fruits available around the year, guava is one of the richest fruits in Vitamin C content.

The Lalit variety developed by the institute is not only rich in Vitamin C, but also has lycopene content.

Guava is the third most important lycopene source after tomato and watermelon. Animal based studies have shown that lycopene improves immunity and decreases the risk of cancer.

Similarly, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of bael, also known as wood apple, have been established by medical sciences, said the director. The institute is working on identification of bael varieties with higher marmelosin and psorolin contents.

Their consumption is not only essential for the health and maintenance of body but they actually make your skin look radiant, young and glowing as fruits are full of anti-oxidants. Unsplash

“Various products of aonla, specially its juice, are considered as important immunity boosters. It has a very high Vitamin C content that makes it more important due to several antioxidants and bioactive compounds. Recognition of this fruit through Ayurveda has increased the demand of its products,” he said.

Also Read: ‘A Brush With Hope’: Art Exhibition By Women Prisoners

The increasing popularity of broccoli is because of its high content of Vitamin K, Vitamin C folic acid, potassium and fibre.

Pac Choi is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A (as carotenoids), manganese, and serves as a good source of zinc.

It provides conventional antioxidants which include flavonoids like quercetin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin. (IANS)



Most Popular

Top iOS 13 Features That Light Up Your Smartphone And Internet Experience

By Nauman Every time iPhone comes with a new update, its users cannot help but praise the conveniences it brings with it. Not only do...

Floral Aroma Can Refresh Your Mind And Arrest Body Fatigue

Floral aromas such as Jasmine, Rose, Geranium, and Lavender, in addition to many others, can go a long way to refresh your mind and...

Some Hygiene Tips For You To Follow When You Step Out For A Run

Sweating is an inevitable part of running which will result in bad body odor. Whether you are a distance runner or a casual jogger,...

 How To Solve Word Problems In Algebra

 By Vivek Math is an important subject in the academic curriculum because of its real-life application. From addition and subtraction to algebra and trigonometry, maths...

Google To Test Service Called Task Mate In India

In a bid to improve its mapping services and bring more businesses online, Google is testing a paid crowdsourcing service called Task Mate in...

Google Launches AI Platforms To Help Cities With Their Tree Planting Projects

As policymakers aim to plant more trees to increase shade on warming city streets globally, Google has launched Tree Canopy Lab that combines Artificial...

Mrunal Thakur: Filmmakers Give Equal Footing To Women Characters In Movies

Actress Mrunal Thakur feels that very few filmmakers give equal footing to women characters in their movies. According to her, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is...

Steps To Curb Covid19 Transmission During Indoor Activities

To fight against novel coronavirus, scientists, including one of Indian-origin who studied the aerodynamics of infectious Covid-19 disease have shared steps to curb transmission...

Recent Comments