Indian Orange: Have you tasted these 5 oranges? Know the specialty of orange with GI tag
Health benefits of eating orange
Oranges have long been known as a nutritious and delicious food item. Apart from good taste, orange citrus is also good for health. Its consumption is helpful in preventing heart disease, because oranges are rich in potassium. Phytochemicals in oranges may protect against cancer. Apart from this, orange is also effective in reducing the risk of many common diseases.
promotion of fruit farming
There has been a steady increase in the production of oranges in India after 2017-18. In 2017-18, 51.01 lakh tonnes, in 2018-19, 62.43 lakh tonnes of oranges were produced. More than 63.97 lakh tonnes of oranges were produced in 2019-20. The major orange producing states of India include Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Haryana. Explain that the Central Government is running the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) to promote enterprise like orange cultivation. The mission, implemented since April 2015, covers the cultivation of products like fruits, vegetables, besides mushrooms, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, coconut, cashew and cocoa. All states and union territories come under MIDH.
Orange from Karnataka, the perfect blend of acid and sugar
GI tags are given by the government on the basis of the special properties of oranges. Coorg Orange of Karnataka has been given GI tag. Coorg orange is grown in the hilly region of the Western Ghats. This variety is medium sized, with tight skin, yellow in color, with dark orange flesh. Coorg Orange is grown in Kodagu, Hassan and Chikmagalur districts of Karnataka.
how is the tree
Coorg is a mountainous region located in the Western Ghats of India. Coorg is famous for mandarin oranges. Coorg oranges are characterized by dark orange flesh, tender, juicy fruit. It has rich taste. The excellent blend of acid and sugar further enhances its quality. The branches of the Coorg orange plant are quite spreading. The branches start spreading at a height of 1-2 meters from the root. The branches are spiral on the main stem. Its twigs are very thin.
Demand for Arunachal oranges in Dubai
Arunachal oranges grown in Northeast India have also been given GI tag. Round shaped orange with a sweet-sour taste, has a medium thick peel. The peel turns orange in color when the fruit is fully ripe. Organization working for export of fruits and other products- APEDA-APEDA Exported about 1 metric ton of fresh mandarin oranges from Arunachal Pradesh to Dubai in 2018. Especially known for its sweet-sour taste and rich juiciness, Arunachal orange grows well in the climatic conditions of Arunachal Pradesh.
Nagpur oranges demand, export 15 metric tons
Nagpur city of Maharashtra is especially popular for oranges. Oranges can often be seen selling in the trains passing through here. Nagpur orange juice is sold at stations or bus stands. The popularity and demand of Nagpur oranges can be gauged from the fact that APEDA and Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB) jointly exported 15 metric tonnes of Nagpur oranges to Dubai.
The oranges of Jalna are famous for the thickness of their peels.
Oranges of Jalna in Maharashtra have also been given GI tag. Sweet orange juice is sweet in taste due to the high TSS content (TSS). The sweet orange variety of Jalna is known as Nucellar variety. The oranges of Jalna are famous for the thickness of their peels. These oranges are rich in potassium and nitrogen. Due to this the pulp remains safe.
Popularity of Manipur Oranges
The Tamenglong mandarin orange of Manipur is large in size. Its average weight is 232.76 grams. This variety of orange is known for its unique combination of sweet and sour taste. It is rich in juice (about 45 percent). Ascorbic acid (48.12 mg/100 ml) makes it a great substitute for juice.
organic farming of oranges
These oranges of Manipur are grown in 1,800 hectares in the hills of Tamenglong. Of these, 400 hectares have been certified as organic by MOMA (Manipur Organic Mission Agency). Tamenglong Orange / Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) is a unique crop found only in Tamenglong district of Manipur state. Tamenglong oranges are rich in vitamins A, B, C and phosphorus. It is consumed fresh or in the form of juice, jam, squash and syrup.
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