Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access

Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0501


Effect of Salt Stress on Nutritional Value of Vegetables

Sheo Mohan Prasad, Parul Parihar and Vijay Pratap Singh

Vegetables serve as a source of pharmacologically active molecules. However, due to increased environmental stresses the concentration of bioactive compounds and the valuable constituents of vegetables are getting deteriorated day by day. Salt stress is one of the major environmental stresses affecting the plants nutritional value. Salt stress influences the plant growth by inducing adverse effects on different physiological and biochemical processes and thus leads to nutrient disorder. Therefore, there is a need to develop some tools/techniques which would be helpful for the farmers whose soil or irrigation water are saline as well as those people who frequently consume vegetables for nutritional purposes.