Tendu: An Underutilized Wild Fruit


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  • Ajay Kumar ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessarghatta, Bengaluru 560 089
  • Rakesh Jangid ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessarghatta, Bengaluru 560 089
  • A K Gupta ICAR-Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Rehmankhera, Lucknow 226 101
  • Nikhila Vaagdevi Anumala ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessarghatta, Bengaluru 560 089
  • Sudeshna Kharga ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessarghatta, Bengaluru 560 089

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Keywords: tendu, importance and uses, beedi, nutritional composition

Abstract

Diospyrus melanoxylon Roxb., is commonly known as tendu, belonging to the family Ebenaceae which is endemic to the Indian subcontinent. It is an underutilized edible fruit and is the most important fruit of Central India (Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and some parts of Uttar Pradesh) and forest regions. It is evergreen or deciduous in nature depending upon its habitat. The paper discusses the general properties of Tendu and its importance.

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2022-05-18

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2024-02-01

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Kumar, A. ., Jangid, R. ., Gupta, A. K. ., Anumala, N. V. ., & Kharga, S. . (2024). Tendu: An Underutilized Wild Fruit. Indian Horticulture, 69(1), 9-10. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IndHort/article/view/124038