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Pakistan losing $200 million due to fruit fly: experts

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article image The country is losing $200 million annually due to fruit fly, which is a serious threat to export of fruits and vegetables. It was said by agricultural experts during a seminar organised by the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, in collaboration with the district government on the directives of the Punjab government here on Saturday. The […]…Read More

FRUIT FLY- A Serious Insect Pest of Horticultural Crops in Pakistan.

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article image Fruit fly is a serious pest of fruits and vegetables in Pakistan. It causes intensive fruit losses from 50 to 90%. Mango, guava, citrus, melon, and cucurbits are seriously affected. The quality of fruits, financial losses, health problems and quarantine risk is caused by its attack. Prominent species found in Pakistan are Bactrocera zonata, B. […]…Read More

Mango Fruit Festival

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Sindhri Mango is pride of Pakistan Exhibition and seminar, a twin that is 52nd National Mango and Summer Fruit Festival are organized at Mirpurkhas (Sindh). Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) office at Hyderabad participated in the twin events. The Exhibition held at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Hall, Horticulture Research Institute, Mirpurkhas. Provincial Minister for Agriculture […]…Read More

Lime: the miraculous fruit

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A natural combina- tion of sweet, juicy and sour sweet lime is a strange sum- mer fruit that can fresh you instantly. You can enjoy its pulpy flesh by slowly chew- ing it or you can drink a glass full of its yellowish green juice. It is low calorie and low fat diet with strange and countless benefits. It is truly the precious fruit or you can say the fruit of heaven. It is cure of about all diseases in present season. Let us take glimpse of its some benefits: Prevents and treats…Read More

Fruit leather: an instant source of energy

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article image DO YOU know that you can eat leather too? Yes, it is true. Let me take you into the food world where leather is a delicious and healthy snack.You are already aware that fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals consequently having a greater value regarding health benefits. They own bounteous nutritious components like antioxidant compounds, laid back with tocopherols, anthocyanins, carotenoids and phenolic compounds. The reduction in the risk of cardiovascular diseases,…Read More

Fruit Leather; An instant source of energy

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article image Do you know that you can eat leather too? Yes, it is true. Let me take you into the food world where leather is a delicious and healthy snack.You are already aware that fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals consequently having a greater value regarding health benefits. They own bounteous nutritious components like antioxidant compounds, laid back with tocopherols, anthocyanins, carotenoids and phenolic compounds. The reduction in the risk of cardiovascular diseases,…Read More

Grapefruit: a fruit from the paradise

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article image Refreshing and delicious grapefruit is rich in phytonutrients like lycopene, vitamin A, and beta-carotene. The fruit is well known as "fruit from the paradise" for its unique health promoting as well as disease preventing properties especially among the health conscious, fitness and enthusiasts. The scientific name is Citrus paradisi. Citrus paradisi is a subtropical citrus tree. Botanically, it belongs to the large Rutaceae family of citrus fruits, in the genus: Citrus, and…Read More

Papaya is not just a fruit, offers great health benefits

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article image PAKISTAN IS blessed with various environments for the cultivation of variety of fruits and vegetable. The southern parts of Pakistan are appropriate for citrus, mango, banana and other tropical fruits like papaya whilst the north and north-western parts provide suitable conditions for temperate fruits like grapes, apple, apricot etc. Papaya mostly found in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world however in Pakistan, province of Sindh and Punjab are rich in lush green orchards of…Read More

Multi-fruit crops tendency of stemming increasing hunger

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article image ALMOST 1 BILLION people across the globe will go to bed hungry tonight, 200 million of them children. Most of those people are smallholder farmers who depend on agriculture to make a living and feed their families. Despite an explosion in the growth of urban slums over the last decade, nearly 75 percent of poor people in developing countries live in rural areas. That’s why growth in the agriculture sector has been found, on average, to be at least twice as effective in reducing poverty…Read More