In a significant increase to exports of Geographical Indications (GI) merchandise from the north-eastern area, a consignment of ‘Raja Mircha’ additionally referred as ‘King Chilli’ from Nagaland was at present exported to London through Guwahati by air for the primary time.
The consignment of King Chilli additionally thought of as world’s hottest primarily based on the Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). The consignment was sourced from Tening, a part of Peren district, Nagaland and was packed at APEDA assisted packhouse at Guwahati.
The chilli from Nagaland can be referred as Bhoot Jolokia and Ghost pepper. It acquired GI certification in 2008.
APEDA in collaboration with the Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board (NSAMB), coordinated the primary export consignment of recent King Chilli.
APEDA had coordinated with NSAMB in sending samples for laboratory testing in June and July 2021 and the outcomes had been encouraging as it’s grown organically.
Exporting recent King Chilli posed a problem due to its extremely perishable nature.
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Nagaland King Chilli belongs to genus Capsicum of household Solanaceae. Naga king chilli has been thought of because the world’s hottest chilli and is consistently on the highest 5 within the record of the world’s hottest chilies primarily based on the SHUs.
APEDA would proceed to deal with the north japanese area and has been finishing up promotional actions to carry the North-Eastern states on the export map. In 2021, APEDA has facilitated exports of Jackfruits from Tripura to London and Germany, Assam Lemon to London, Red rice of Assam to the United States and Leteku ‘Burmese Grape’ to Dubai.
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