Chamoli: If you live in the mountains, you must have eaten Linguda vegetable at some point or the other. Today’s generation has distanced itself from the traditional food found in the mountains and now foreigners have started adopting this diet.

Know the benefits of Linguda Uttarakhand
Linguda is one such vegetable, which is called a super food. In the name of health care, today people are taking expensive capsules for Omega-3 fatty acids, iron, zinc and calcium and all these elements are found naturally in Linguda. Linguda i.e. featherhead ferns is a wild vegetable found in Uttarakhand. In which many minerals are naturally present along with omega-3. Its use does not cause cancer, heart, liver, skin and bone related diseases are also benefited by its use. The respect that we could not give to Lingud or Linguda, which is available in the rains, is being given in foreign countries. It is famous all over the world as a superfood and from Uttarakhand it is being supplied to other countries including America.

Research has shown that linguine is an excellent non-seafood alternative dietary source of omega-3 fatty acids. Its blooming leaves have the widest fatty acid spectrum of any edible green plant. Omega-3 fatty acids are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the human body and help reduce inflammation and cholesterol. People consume expensive medicines for omega-3 fatty acids, whereas it is found naturally in Linguda. In Uttarakhand and Himachal, Linguda grows from March to July in moist places at an altitude of 1800 to 3000 meters above sea level. Its scientific name is Diplagium esculentum. It belongs to the Aetheriaceae family of flora. There are 400 species of Linguda found all over the world.(HB)


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