Nature's Best vs. Bruised: A Veggie Evaluation

Published: 30 April 2024| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/b2mvj3kjfx.2
, Sriparna Banerjee, Ranadhir Das,
, Khalifa Djemal


The research has pioneered the creation of a unique database named " Nature's Best vs. Bruised: A Veggie Evaluation," featuring 4464 images representing six commonly consumed vegetables in India: Cowpea (Scientific name: Vigna sinensis Savi), Snake Gourd (Scientific name: Trichosanthes cucumerina), Spiny Gourd (Scientific name: Momordica dioica), Ivy Gourd (Scientific name: Coccinia grandis), Taro root (Scientific name: Colocasia esculenta) and Turmeric (Scientific name: Curcuma longa). These specific vegetables were chosen due to their widespread consumption and affordability, particularly in rural areas, and notably, they were absent from existing databases. The images within our database authentically capture the natural progression of these vegetables, showcasing their transition from Fresh state to Damaged to Severely Damaged conditions, without any external manipulation. We classified these images into three distinct categories: Fresh, Damaged, and Severely Damaged. To ensure diversity, the photographs were captured utilizing varied camera angles, non-uniform illumination conditions and consistent white background. This comprehensive database stands as a valuable resource for researchers in the field, addressing the crucial need for robust datasets and facilitating advancements in automated vegetable quality assessment techniques.



Jadavpur University Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Universite d'Evry-Val-d'Essonne Institut Universitaire de Technologie d'Evry-Val-d'Essonne


Computer Vision, Vegetable, Fermented Vegetables, Fresh Vegetable, Deep Learning