Bayer launches hybrid chilli seed ‘Indu’ in AP & Telangana
−− New vegetable seed offering from Bayer India
Feb. 16, 2017
Indu belongs to the small size chilli segment and has excellent colour value as measured in the American Spice Trade Association (ASTA) units and pungency as measured in Scoville heat units (SHU). In addition, Indu is a reliable plant variety with intermediate resistance to the Chilli Leaf Curl virus, which is the biggest problem faced by chilli growers.
Chillies are an important ingredient in many cuisines around the world as it adds pungency, taste, flavor and colour to dishes. Indian Chilli is considered to be world famous for two important commercial qualities: colour and taste. They are also rich in vitamins, potassium, magnesium and iron. Chilli has been long used for pain relief, extracts of chilli peppers are used for alleviating the pain of arthritis, headache, burns and neuralgia. India is the world's largest producer, consumer and exporter of chilli peppers and contributes about 36% of world’s production.
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