Consignments of dragon fruit, loaded in fibre and mineral, sourced from Gujarat and West Bengal, have been exported for the initial time to the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
“The consignment of dragon fruit exported to London was sourced from farmers of Kutch area. It was exported by APEDA registered pack dwelling in Bharuch, Gujarat. The consignment to Bahrain was sourced from the farmers of West Midnapore (West Bengal) and exported by APEDA registered enterprises in Kolkata,” according to an formal launch issued by the Commerce & Marketplace Ministry on Tuesday.
In June this 12 months, a consignment of ‘dragon fruit’ sourced from the farmers of Sangli district, Maharashtra, was exported to Dubai by an APEDA recognised exporter.
Thanks to substantial export value, the unique ‘dragon fruit’ has turn into significantly well known in new decades and has been taken up for cultivation by farmers in diverse states. There are 3 most important kinds of dragon fruit: white flesh with pink pores and skin, crimson flesh with pink pores and skin, and white flesh with yellow pores and skin. Customers are generally relishing the crimson and white-fleshed types.
Dragon fruit is primarily grown in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. West Bengal, much too, has now commenced cultivating the fruit, the launch pointed out.