Published on: December 21, 2022

Ladakh GI tag

Ladakh GI tag

Nādāpuram Why in news? Ladakh got its cheap flights lyrics first ever Geographical Indication (GI) Tag to its Raktsey Karpo Apricot.

Highlights

  • Raktsey Karpo Apricot is one of the nine items recently registered in the GI tag
  • Ladakh grows more than thirty types of Apricots, but Raktsey Karpo variety is unique to the region and matchless in sweetness and colourful with white Kernel.

About Ladakh Apricot

  • Ladakh Apricot is classified into two broad categories based on kernel taste and stone colour.
  • Fruits with bitter kernels are called khante meaning bitter,
  • Sweet kernels are called nyarmo meaning sweet.
  • They are further divided into two sub-groups based on seed stone colour.
  • Fruit with white seed stone is called Raktsey Karpo (Rakstey means seed, karpo means white),
  • Those with brown seed stone are called Raktsey Nakpo or Nyarmo (black seeded).

About Apricot in Ladakh

  • Their vibrant orangish red colours, sweet and sour taste make them special in their own way.
  • They have velvety skin and flesh, not too juicy but definitely sweet and smooth and are free from cholesterol and saturated fats
  • They are the major fruit of Ladakh with large scale cultivation in both Leh and Kargil Districts among the nine fruits grown in Ladakh.
  • Apricot is also being promoted under One District One Product for Kargil.
  • Ladakh is the biggest apricot producer in the nation