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Krishi Jagran to Host Virtual Celebration on National Garlic Day Today

Garlic was first used in cooking by the people of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, but it was only used in small amounts in sauces because it was considered a pungent food. Chefs did not recognize the value of garlic until the late 1800s. Garlic is one of the most commonly used ingredients in Indian cooking.

Shivam Dwivedi
Virtual Celebration of National Garlic Day
Virtual Celebration of National Garlic Day

On the occasion of National Garlic Day today (April 19, 2022), Krishi Jagran will hold a virtual celebration with the theme "Synonymous of Immunity and Health: Garlic the Solution" at 4:00 p.m. Garlic is popular among people all over the world due to its culinary and medicinal properties. Garlic was discovered in Asia over 7000 years ago. It is widely regarded as one of the most important flavoring bulbs in history.

Garlic was first used in cooking by the people of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, but it was only used in small amounts in sauces because it was considered a pungent food. Chefs did not recognize the value of garlic until the late 1800s. Garlic is one of the most commonly used ingredients in Indian cooking.

Apart from its delicious flavour and aroma, garlic is regarded as one of the most effective foods for treating health problems and providing benefits such as detoxification and weight loss. Garlic can also help the circulatory and digestive systems, as well as boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, and fight heart disease.

Aside from these benefits, garlic has a low calorie and fat content, which aids in weight loss. Garlic, according to experts, is also high in vitamins, minerals, antiviral, and antibacterial compounds. This immune system boosts our body's defenses and aids in the fight against a variety of seasonal infections, including the common cold and cough, as well as CORONA.

Garlic is a popular bulb crop in India, where it is used as a spice or a condiment. Garlic is grown in most states in our country, but it is primarily grown in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu. However, because of suitable soil and variety, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh account for more than half of all garlic production. There are many varieties that can be grown in all weather conditions, which is why India exports fresh and chilled garlic, dried garlic, dehydrated garlic flakes, dehydrated garlic powder, and garlic oil to Bahrain, Bangladesh, Germany, and Japan.

Eminent Speakers:

  • Satish Singh Bais, Progressive Farmer, Biloda Sadak, Madhya Pradesh

  • Dr. P K Pant, Chief Operating Officer, Krishi Jagran

  • Dr. Narendra Singh, Former Head, IARI, Vegetable Science, New Delhi

  • Dr. B K Dubey, Deputy Director (Breeder), National Horticulture Research and Development Foundation, Karnal, Haryana

  • Dr. Bibwe Bhushan Ratnakar, Scientist, Agricultural Structures and Process Engineering, ICAR-Directorate of Onion & Garlic Research, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Dr. Chandra Prakash Pachauri, Principal Scientist & Head, KVK, Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh

  • Chetan Bhardwaj, Proprietor Garlic Supplier, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

  • Arvind Patidar, Progressive Farmer, Dhamniya Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh

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