A survey on consumption behaviour of indigenous food: An experience from Guwahati, India

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A survey on consumption behaviour of indigenous food: An experience from Guwahati, India

Jasmin Islam, PH. Vivekanandini Devi, Munmi Bhuyan, Manash Pratim Sarma
Int. J. Biosci.23( 1), 303-311, July 2023.
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Abstract

The present survey was conducted to assess consumption behaviour of indigenous food among adult population in Guwahati region, Assam, India, with a sample size (N=100) and random selection of subjects between the age 18-60 years. The data obtained through a pre-structured questionnaire reported the socio-demographic profile and nutritional status of the respondents. Maximum respondents had a normal BMI, with satisfactory knowledge behaviour on indigenous food and a positive attitude and practice towards it, such as to cure various ailments and preservation through different techniques. FFQ reported the frequent consumption of indigenous fruits and vegetables and fermented foods among maximum respondents.

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