The cultivation of vegetable hop shoots produced in colder regions of European countries can give a new dimension to Indian farming. The special thing is that in the international market, its price is around one lakh rupees per kilogram. Its cultivation has been started for the first time in Bihar. Agricultural scientists have a keen eye on this farming. This world’s most expensive vegetable is being produced in Aurangabad district of Bihar as a trial.
This vegetable is called hop-shoots. Hop-shoots were previously used as flavoring agents in beer. But later it started being used as herbal medicine and gradually vegetable. Apart from this, this vegetable is also used as a herb in European countries. Also, the medicine made from its stem is also used in the treatment of TB.
Amresh Singh (38), a 38-year-old farmer from Karamdih village, under the Navinagar block of Aurangabad district, Bihar, near intermediate from St Columbus College, Hazaribagh in 2012, is the first farmer in India to cultivate hop-shoots. Six years ago, he sold one kilogram of hop-shoots in the international market for 1000 pounds, which makes about one lakh rupees in Indian rupees.
This vegetable is very difficult to find in the Indian market and can be purchased only on special order. An acid is found in shoots, namely humulones and lupulones. These acids are believed to play an effective role in killing cancer cells in the human body. Due to its quality, it is the most expensive vegetable in the world.
The picture of the vegetable has been shared by IAS officer Supriya Sahu. Sharing the photo with the news of the New Indian Express, it has been described as a game changer. He wrote, one kilogram of this vegetable costs one lakh rupees. The world’s most expensive vegetable, hop shoots, is produced by Amresh Singh, a farmer from Bihar. Cultivation of this vegetable can become a game changer for Indian farmers.
Farmer Amresh Singh started cultivating hop shoots in his five kattha field by investing four and a half lakh rupees in Karamdih village in Bihar. Initially, Amresh did not like this cultivation, but after six months of production and demand started coming from America, Amresh’s enthusiasm and profits increased manifold.
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