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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-21

Highlighting the nutritional and medicinal value of Asparagus along with its cultivation practices

Department of Agricultural, Gokuleshwor Agriculture and Animal Science College, Tribhuvan University, Gokuleshwor, Nepal

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Prof. Sandesh Thapa
Gokuleshwor Agriculture and Animal Science College, Tribhuvan University, Gokuleshwor
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/MTSP.MTSP_4_20

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Background: Asparagus officinalis L commonly known as kurilo was profound to carry nutritional, medicinal, and economical aspects. Despite its enormous development in the world context, Nepal was still found lagging behind its existence. Aims and Objectives: A study shows that Asparagus was not any new plant to Nepalese, it grew well in the subtropical vegetation of the hilly and Terai regions of our country through its length and breadth naturally, but its importance was still undervalued. Materials and Methods: Comprising about 300 species including both wild and edible species, Asparagus is a plant of marine habitats owing a very modified shoot system that primarily adapts itself for various purposes of a plant to survive such as climbing, protection, adaptation in arid habitat, and many more. Furthermore, the review dealt with the cultivation practices which, in turn, highlighted the virtue of its methods that should be included for getting Asparagus more and more economically excellent. Results: Study and data accounted acknowledged that Asparagus farming is not getting the kind of attention, techniques, and interest of people that it needs to get. Conclusions: The wild free species growing randomly in the deep woods of our forest is the ground for the possible prospects of Asparagus farming which indicates its immense future only if manipulated correctly

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