ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Edible Forest Products


Edible Products
Forests are the rich source of genetic diversity and they provide the store house of gene pool for many known and unknown plant species valued for food purposes. On the basis of edible parts, plants found in the forests are classified as follows:
(i)                 Plants  yielding edible fruits
(ii)               Plants yielding edible stems and tubers
(iii)             Plants  yielding edible leaves
(iv)             Plants  yielding edible seeds
(v)               Plants  yielding edible flowers
(vi)             Plants  yielding edible underground roots and rhizomes