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Give few examples of biofortified crops. What benefits do they offer to the society?

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Give few examples of biofortified crops. What benefits do they offer to the society?

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Maize, wheat, rice, bathua, spinach, pulses have biofortified varieties. Maize hybrids have twice the amount of amino acids, fortified wheat variety has high protein content, and fortified rice has high quantity of iron. Consumption of such biofortified foods will enrich the nutritive value of our common foods and will vastly improve public health. Instead of consuming different food items for obtaining different nutrients, if 2 or 3 nutrients can be incorporated into a single crop it offers enormous benefits to human beings and may even help overcome several nutrient deficiency disorders latent in our country.

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