DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20161650

Vegetable juicing- a strategy for enhancing vegetables in the Indian diet

Urmila Duhan

Abstract


The production of vegetables in India is sufficient to meet the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for its population.  Yet, it is a challenge for many Indians to consume adequate amounts of vegetables through their daily diets.   The per capita production of vegetables in India stands at 318 g while the per capita consumption figure is 216 g.1 The RDA for vegetables in the Indian diet is 300 g.The deficit of approximately 80 g/day of vegetables in the Indian diet needs to be made up.


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