Have you ever ever seen Purple Okras that are vibrant in color and a treasure for well being? Inexperienced okra are flooded within the markets however crimson okra is a uncommon sight for certain. In comparison with regular okra that we simply get, crimson ones are wealthy in vitamins and their consumption is helpful in an effort to take care of a number of well being points. Purple okra is now cultivated in lots of elements of the Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu. These crimson okras are costlier than the inexperienced woman finger because of the properties current in it. Thus, these have loads of demand out there and farmers too at the moment are exhibiting curiosity in cultivating this crop.
Pandiyan, one of many farmers who domesticate this crop mentioned ” I can’t promote these okras, I’ll simply save them for seeds. I must revive this vegetable because it nearly pale from farming. Individuals are turning to natural merchandise now and persons are additionally conscious of the well being advantages of many different greens. There are much more than 100 kinds of uncommon greens like black okras and blue brinjals. Now I simply planted this to avoid wasting the seeds. Subsequent time I’ll domesticate extra and promote these okras at a good worth.”
He additional added, “The properties current in crimson ladyfinger are very useful for the physique. It incorporates a ample quantity of protein, which could be very useful within the growth of muscular tissues within the physique and works to maintain the metabolism proper. In comparison with regular okra, crimson okra is wealthy in lots of vitamins and its consumption is helpful for a lot of issues within the physique. Vitamins like iron, potassium, protein, calcium and dietary fibre are present in ample portions in crimson okra. It is usually equally good for pregnant girls because it helps within the growth of the fetus.”
One other Famer Mr.Marimuthu mentioned “These veggies develop properly in the course of the monsoon season and through summer time the leaves will shrink somewhat bit and change into yellow. Farmers in Coimbatore and Tirupur are already cultivating these crimson okras extra now solely we folks have began cultivating this crop. These okras are promoting at a worth of 100-150/ Kilogram within the markets and farmers can get a yield of as much as 2 months whereas the inexperienced okras solely give yielding for simply 45 days. This number of crops produces okras for longer intervals compared with inexperienced okras.”
I request the farmers to revive our conventional crops like this and share them with the subsequent technology. Reviving the pale crops is one among our prime obligations that we must always do to the subsequent technology” mentioned the farmer.