GI certified “Jardalu mangoes” from Bihar exported to the UK

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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.
Read more: First consignment of GI certified “Shahi Litchi” exported to the U.K
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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Source: PIB

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