A new study conducted by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture has found that most of the food that we eat on a regular basis has travelled a long way before reaching our homes, and that the origins of two-thirds of the fruits, vegetables, legumes and other agricultural produces can be traced to far away ancient civilisations. Hence, food items that are important elements of our diet, like potatoes, tomatoes, and many other vegetables, actually have foreign origins. However, there are a number of vegetables and fruits, which are loaded with health-boosting and disease-fighting nutrients, that are indigenous to the country. We take a look at eight such fruits and vegetables and their health benefits.
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