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Wild edible fruits of Kokrajhar district of Assam, North-East India

The present study deals with the identification, documentation and exploration of wild edible fruits consumed by Bodo tribe of Kokrajhar district of Assam, North-East India. Fruits constitute a major part of daily food intakes and play an important role in well-balanced diet and maintain healthy living. The wild fruits have a great socioeconomic significance because of their food and medicinal values. Exploration, documentation, preservation and popularization of wild fruits are very important as chief sources of food for human consumption. In this paper, a total of 32 wild edible fruits belonging to 23 families were recorded with their scientific names, family, local names in Bodo, time of availability, taste and uses.

Author(s): Sanjib Brahma, Hwiyang Narzary and Sanjay Basumatary*

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