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Ramnagar Bhanta (Brinjal)

A winter crop, Ramnagar Bhanta (Brinjal) from the Varanasi district is prized for its flavor, quality, smoothness, color, weight, and size. The bhanta's color progressively shifts from green to yellow. The local farmers use the yellow color ones for the seed purpose as traditional seed.

The produce

The Ramnagar Bhanta is high in nutrients and abundant in minerals and vitamins. It is a perennial plant or sub-shrub that grows to a height of 100 to 150 cm. It is prostrate, semi-upright or erect, and has many branches. It is grown as an annual crop even though it has a perennial habit.

GI tag

In 2023, it was awarded with the GI tag.

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