Mango seed from Tipu’s era, rice variety that controls blood pressure


Mango seed from Tipu’s era, rice variety that controls blood pressure

Mahesh, a farmer from Chhattisgarh, has preserved 425 indigenous varieties of paddy. There are some varieties, he says, can control blood pressure.

A Kerala stall stands out

Among all the stalls with varieties of rice, wheat and medical seeds, George Anthony’s stall stands out. It has on display air potatoes, daily bingal and elephant tusk lady’s finger — grown organically on Anthony’s Vakkachan Organic Seed Farm of Kerala. The names signify the way these common vegetables are grown. Air potato, instead of growing underground, grows on climbers, while the daily bingal can be plucked every day as it grows daily. The spectacular looking elephant tusk lady finger is named thus due to its impressive size.

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Jaiprakash Singh, a farmer from Benaras who has studied till Class 9 and has developed 140 varieties of wheat, says: “I have been working in the field since 1990. Some of the wheat varieties I have developed contain 12 per cent iron. I am distributing these free of cost to the farmers. These do not require chemical fertilisers and some even require less water,” he says.

Full article in the link below

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chandigarh/mango-seed-from-tipus-era-rice-variety-that-controls-blood-pressure/ in Englidh

In tamil http://www.dinamalar.com/news_detail.asp?id=1206032

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