Source: The post is based on the article “Apricot export under Ladakh Produce brand receives fillip from centre” published in PIB on 14th September 2022.
What is the News?
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry through its export promotion body APEDA is in process of hand-holding of Apricot value chain stakeholders to enhance export from Ladakh under the brand ‘Ladakh Apricot’.
What is an Apricot?
Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) belongs to the Prunus genus and is widely consumed throughout the world.
It is cultivated throughout the temperate regions of the world, especially in the Mediterranean.
Apricots are a good source of vitamin A and are high in natural sugar.Dried apricots are an excellent source of iron.
Apricot cultivation in Ladakh
Apricot is one of the important fruit crops of Ladakh and is locally known as ‘Chuli’.
Ladakh is the biggest apricot producer in the country with a production that constitutes nearly 62 percent share in total.
Ladakh Apricots have a unique soothing taste and texture with high sugar contents and total soluble solids.