Growing legumes at home increases plant-based protein consumption among Below Poverty Line households in Bangalore, India


Dawn Esai Rani Fernande

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  • Below poverty line (BPL) families in India depend on the government’s Public Distribution Scheme (PDS) for their nutritional intake thereby consuming insufficient protein. Plant-based proteins, such as legumes, are healthier and more environmentally friendly than animal-based protein. Growing legumes at home can increase plant-based protein consumption.




The experimental group showed a significantly higher consumption of plant-based protein than the control group (p <0.0001).


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