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GI certified “Jardalu mangoes”

  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 22, Oct 2021
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Why in News?

The first commercial consignment of Geographical Indications(GI) certified Jardalu mangoes from Bhagalpur, Bihar was exported to the United Kingdom.

About Jardalu Mangoes:

Jardalu Mangoes is grown in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar. It received the Geographical Indications(GI) certification in 2018.

The mango is famous for its exclusive aroma, sweetness and other nutritional properties.

It is rich in fibre and enzymes that are highly beneficial to the abdominal muscles and digestive system.

Moreover, Jardalu mango is also considered a safe fruit for even those who have been diagnosed with diabetes or have a poor digestive system.

About Mangoes in India:

Mangoes in India are referred to as ‘king of fruits. They are mentioned in ancient scriptures as Kalpavriksha (wish-granting tree).

States: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka have a major share in the total production of the mango.

GI certified mangoes in News:

  • Khirsapati & Lakshmanbhog (West Bengal),
  • Jardalu (Bihar),
  • Banganapalli and Suvarnarekha mango varieties (Andhra Pradesh).

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