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May have read during your schooling that the Plantae kingdom is huge, that was not false, it is really wide. And if you explore it you may get to know many facts about plants that neither you have heard or read, anywhere.

So, let’s know some more facts about plants today:

1. The earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants.

If you are in the mood of trying something new, we have good news, you can try because there are certain food you probably haven’t tasted yet. They are still growing somewhere in the world. You will probably find difficulties in finding it.

2. 90 percent of the foods humans eat come from just 30 plants.

It is hard to except, but this is the fact. Human kind has chosen to consume only from 30 plants. It is crazy to believe that how much we are limited our diets compared to all of the different food we could be eating.

3. Nutrition doesn't factor into the crops we do mass produce.

The world’s largest farmers have trailed certain kind of crops because they can produce a lot of them in lesser time, easily and with low-cost to get a better profit. As a result, most of the plant stay un-reached to our dinner plates because they aren’t available at the market.

4. 70,000 plant species are utilized for medicine.

As in result, it turned out, humans are more diversified in the plants we use for medicine. Though traditional medical therapies were depended on these medicinal plants modern medicines don’t have any space for plants in their making. Half of the drugs prescribed in the U.S have plant origins, many coming out of the rainforest.

5. Only one percent of rainforest plants have been studied for medicinal potential.

Given how appreciated plants can be therapeutically, the rain-forest houses a host of possible cures for sicknesses new and old. This unused resource could still hold the key to medical advances. Of course, a lot of this potential could be lost considering.

Author-Simran Bhatnagar

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