GI Tag for Alibaug’s White Onion brings cheer to farmers

Source: The post is based on the article “GI Tag for Alibaug’s White Onion brings cheer to farmers” published in Hindu Business Line on 26th July 2022.

What is the News?

The ​​White Onion of Alibaug in Maharashtra’s Raigad district has received a ‘Geographical Indication’, giving it a unique identity and wider markets.

What is unique about Alibaug’s White Onion?

Alibaug is a coastal town in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. The soil of Alibaug taluka has low sulphur content.

Due to this, onions here have low pungency, sweet taste, ‘no tear’ factor, low pyruvic acid, high protein, fat and fibre content, besides high antioxidant compounds (quercetin). 

It boosts immunity, helps with insomnia, blood cleaning, blood pressure and heat-related ailments. 

What is a GI Tag?

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