Pakistan is blessed with fertile soil and brilliant climate condition. Different fruits, vegetables and other crops are grown in Pakistan.
Pakistan also exports crops and fruits to different countries of the world. Some fruits grown in Pakistan are:
Pakistan is the sixth largest producer of oranges in the world. Pakistan is also the largest producer of ‘Citrus Reticule’ (Kinow), this unique variety of citrus is indigenous to this part of world.
According to an estimate approx. 95% of the total Kinow produced all over the world is grown in Pakistan.
Pakistan is also one of the largest producers of mango. There are over 150 varieties of mango those are grown in Pakistan mainly in Sindh and Punjab provinces.
According to FAO production year book of 2001, Pakistan is the fifth mango growing country in the world.
In Pakistan mango is at the second position after citrus.
It is a traditional crop of Northern Areas of Pakistan and due to its delicious flavor and high demand farmer are now focusing on its export.
Jamun is native to subcontinent.This fruit is the combination of sweet, mildly sour and astringent flavor and while eating, it colors the tongue purple.
Its seed is also used in different Unani and Chinese medicines.
It is one of the lesser known fruit as it is not found in many parts of the world. Africa, Pakistan, India, China and Australia are the only countries where Ber grows.
It has through the ages been called as ‘the fruit that removes sorrow’.
Ber fruits are also known to contain 18 of the 24 essential amino acids that the human body needs.
Facts & figures courtesy: Pakmitti.com