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Cactus: a medicinal food.
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PMID:  24082263     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
With excellent quality and flavour of fresh fruits, young leaves of cactus serve as nutritious vegetable and salad dish and the immature fruits for making mock-gherkins. Cactus, with high water use efficiency produce forage for animals, vegetables, and fruits with 14% glucose. Traditionally cactus used as a valuable health supporting nutrient and it also has applications in pharmaceutical industries. Cactus with number of uses has immense potential to be the food of future.
Authors:
Anoop A Shetty; M K Rana; S P Preetham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food science and technology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0022-1155     ISO Abbreviation:  J Food Sci Technol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-01     Completed Date:  2013-10-01     Revised Date:  2013-10-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0056471     Medline TA:  J Food Sci Technol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  530-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Vegetable Science, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 263145 India.
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