Tezpur Litchi of Assam has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

Now Tezpur Litchi has been protected from the production of the fruit in other places.

GI tag has granted Tezpur Litchi an incontrovertible proof of its origin in the state.

The news has been confirmed by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), an apex body under the Union ministry of commerce and industry, which is responsible for the export promotion of agricultural products.

“#Tezpur #Litchi of #Assam have got the geographical indication (GI) tags, making this item an incontrovertible proof of their origins in the state, and protecting them from production elsewhere,” APEDA said on its Twitter handle.

Litchi is known for its excellent quality pleasant flavour, juicy pulp with attractive red colour.

Litchi (Litchi Chinensis) is one of the most important sub-tropical evergreen fruits produced in Tezpur.

The fruit is known for its excellent quality pleasant flavour, juicy pulp with attractive red colour.

Litchi consists of 60% juice, 8% rag, 19 % seed and 13% skin varying upon variety and climate.

The fruit is also a source of vitamin C.

It also contains insignificant amount of protein (0.8-0.9%), fat 0.3% ,pectin 0.49% and minerals specially Calcium,Phosphorus and iron (0.9%).

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