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Maharashtra: White onion of Alibag gets ‘Geographical Indication’ tag

By Jasleen Kaur -- October 02, 2021 6:21 pm -- Updated:October 02, 2021 6:27 pm

White onion of Alibag in Maharashtra’s Raigad district has earned itself a ‘Geographical Indication’. With this tag, the crop has got a unique identity and wider markets, agriculture department officials said here on Saturday.

White onion of Alibag, Maharashtra, which has medicinal qualities and is used for the treatment of heart ailments, controlling cholesterol and creation of insulin, has been mentioned in the official gazette as long back as 1883.

State eyes GI tag for Alibaug's white onion

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“The Agriculture Department here and Konkan Agriculture University had jointly submitted the GI application on January 15, 2019. On September 29 this year, the proposal was scrutinised in the Mumbai office of the Registrar of Patents and it was decided to confer Geographical Indication tag on Alibag’s white onion,” an official said.

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White onion is highly effective in controlling evening bloating, night sweats, and is also good for gut bacteria diversity, as it works as a prebiotic and has resistant starch which is good for your stomach and gut health.

-PTC News

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