Mangaluru: Demand for blueberries shoot up in coastal region


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, May 14: It is the season of fruits now. There is great demand for seasonal fruits in the coastal districts. Blueberries, which are considered to increase immunity due to its high antioxidant nature, are in high demand and the price has also seen steep increase.

The rate of blueberries has shot up to Rs 600 to Rs 800. Generally this fruit arrives from Andhra Pradesh, Belagavi, Bijapur in addition to Vamadapadavu, Bajpe, Kinnigoli, Bantwal, Moodbidri and Udupi to the central market in the city. However, this year outstation blueberries have still not arrived in the city. Hence, the rate has skyrocketed.

 

The yield of this fruit has gone down. Moreover, no one is ready to pluck the fruit from the tree. Earlier, school children used to do this job. But now most of them are hooked on mobile phones. According to agriculturist Cyril D’Souza of Shirtady, removing fruits without damaging their skin is a skilful and tedious job.

Blueberries are considered as very beneficial to diabetic patients. According to Ayurvedic expert Dr Narayana M of Bikarnakatte juice and kashaya made of blueberries is very effective in controlling sugar levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Alwyn Pinto, Derebail / Dubai

    Sun, May 15 2022

    I like this Jamun very much. Already I had a big quantity since I am in Mangalore.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, May 15 2022

    If any one would have an inkling that jamun would yield such high rates they would have had jamun tree plantations as it's a very hardy forest tree which requires hardly any care! Probably now some areca planters will have double thoughts as the demand for this fruit will increase exponentially due to it's medicinal properties.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Local ones are small in size and less fleshy as compared to those from other states. It's an irony that the once junglee fruit, which used to fall down and get wasted is in high demand today because of it's medicinal properties.

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  • roshan andrade, sohar, oman

    Sun, May 15 2022

    These Blue Berry plants can been everywhere on roadside here... very rarely people pluck the blue berries. few times bengalis collect & sell a bag full for Bz 500 (Rs.100)

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Thanks Cynthia for your clarification. My Bappu's place in Mermajal there were few trees and my cousin used collect them in a unique way. When they are over ripe thy taste too soft and tasty. Only thing, must take care not to drop on the cloths. I tnk the stain won't clear easily. Wow, childhood memories. Bensa, Binda, cashew and some one beside. Paradise 🕺💃

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, May 15 2022

    some one beside. Paradise 🕺💃.....Why Flavs....someone beside ? To throw over riped zambla and make her purple 💜?? Ask Rita baay since she too is from meramajal before belman.....Enjoy in pradasise....🤣🤣🤣🤣....

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  • Ram Rahim Robert, manglaore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    maagir kithen kobar baaye? aithar sonth koso soltha? paavs asagi tumcha kushin? kinnigoli marketinth kashen mol tarlyank? muje chicken sukka and daliso saar..jevan jalen mathr...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Khobar sagli tumchinss vodanchi.....amchi dublyanchi kaay na. Aithar sonth bhagvonthponi salonss asa. Pavs khandapatte votha. IMD che yellow alert valon gela sankalkariya nainth. Oh tuje jevann veginss tayaar zata....bov hushar....adhik somzonegaar amso military 6.50 feet ubar monis. Tarlyank sade thinshi asle 3 haftya poile. Sada yethelyank une munze 300 rupoi...kedalay yek pavti vethelyank ille sod sagthat thi sotti. Tendlyaso alchohol muni kunkda ottuk kangheloygi ? Hav veelyadeleso alcohol kadta....ani mixed fruits so... zaigi 2 botli ? 6,000/-😋

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Ikra vorar kenche jevann ithlya veggi....muje dukra mas cut karun zavnk na....thike pana hadunk sezarcha padiyek vojje atha...

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  • Ram Rahim Robert, manglaore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    mujen jevan vegginch...sakalin polar 7.00 jalyar donpara jevan 11 or 11.30 magir cha 3 and sanjer jevan 7...tight schedule astha...kaam korthane? ani exercise korije ne? nathlyar penkadk bol asana...kaam korunk

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, May 15 2022

    🙄🙄🙄

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Bhujangasana....dhanurasana....sethu bhandasana kar....patik strength yevnk bore... Tuje he schedule international army nthee na....

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  • Ram Rahim Robert, manglaore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    haanv aaz kaaal nahin sumaar saath vorsan thavn sakali yoga ani sanjer walking korthan...asana and pranayama doni korthan...magir abhyanga hapthyak ek pavtin kortha...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Abhyanga mulyar kaale ?

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  • Ram Rahim Robert, manglaore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Google it...tuka zavab meltha..khandit..barin boren health maintain korunk

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Oho ohooo...ohooooooo.....atha maka kalle poora 101 % tu kon manesth mun....dekun tuka have ek question visarle. 90 percent maka doubt aslo....pun confirm zale atha.....Oh hooo... yess bhalle bhalle...ani google karna....maka kalle tu kon mun...🤣🤣💃🕺💃💃

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, May 15 2022

    🐈😻🐈‍⬛ ye bokla.....st. Don bosco...ama papiya pasun vinathi kar parhron santha.....

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  • Ram Rahim Robert, manglaore

    Sun, May 15 2022

    kithen don bosco k apoythay? tho hampankattyar asane? tacha hall koden? aaz kaal theyn kithen dramayin jaynath....

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Voi zaynath....don bosco daam pusk zala....dekun taka apovn jivanth karche.....zavyeth thu .....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, May 15 2022

    Cynthia, Who used to make your dress Blue ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, May 15 2022

    No one did blue jackal for me Jossey sir....There our Flavs wants somebody besides him when he plucks jamun and eats it seems...!! Read his comment Dotto....

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Rita/Cynthia Blueberries - Is it jamun (Zambla in Konkany? My childhood days Zamblas being sold by vendors in the City not by weightbut in the ser/pav (rice measurement). Its tree is very tender and the people had different way of plucking them. 😆please guide me

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Yes...Flavs....they are zambla in konkani nerale hannu in kannada....jamun in hindi....Java plum in english....Village side plenty of such trees are there......It looks like purple carpet is laid beneath the tree when they fall after getting riped.......I heard from so many even the seeds are sold now a days. Its used in the treatment of diabetes. People dry the seeds and make powder and have it. I am proud our kinnigoly is one of the places famous for zambla ....

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Our childhood fruits we cant find now This Nerale Hannu (blackberrys)tree was there I remember .Were afraid to climb ,because snakes were waiting at the tree to catch rats .But now all these trees are disappeared ,new buildings ,are shot up.Still remember all these olden wild fruits ,now have taken a new place in us.

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  • Wilfred Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Strawberries, Blackberries, Cranberries, Blueberries, and other berries are good for health and are a good diet.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Yes....our local wild berries are there ...ಬೆಣ್ಸಾಂ....ಕಂಠಂ.....ಸೂರ್ಣ.....ಕಾಣೆರಾಂ.....ಬೊಬ್ಳೆರಾಂ....ಕೊಲ್ಲೆಂಡಾಂ....ಬಿಂಡಾಂ....ಸಿಂಟಾಂ.....ಪೊಡ್ಕೊಳಾಂ... .etc.. These too are our local wild grown berries...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Detoxifier ...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Jamun brew is supposed to be very cooling and good for health.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Jamun in hindi also called as Java plum, black plum or Malabar plum; blue berry is the name of some other fruit.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, May 14 2022

    I think blue berries grow in European countries....Its costly here in our Indian markets....

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, May 14 2022

    Blueberries hardly grows in India may be in extreme north. These are Indian black plums called Jamuns (Jamla) or Java Plums.

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  • JIgmig, Mangalore

    Sat, May 14 2022

    I have eaten so many during my childhood days. Jamun, bensa, sampera, chikku, pear, cashews, mango, shintan, podkula, kirnde, palponos what not all fruits from the jungle. missing them all.

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Sat, May 14 2022

    High prices unbelievable!? In Madhya Pradesh this fruit costs Rs. 200/- per kg. maximum, but it starts arriving in mid june.

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