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Indian PM Narendra Modi releases two ‘healthy oil’ groundnut varieties on World Food Day 

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Resource ID

18585

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Plant breeding (varieties & hybrids), Nutrition, Biofortification

Crops

Grain legumes, Groundnut

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, India

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

16 Oct 20

Title

Indian PM Narendra Modi releases two ‘healthy oil’ groundnut varieties on World Food Day

Keywords

Narendra Modi, High oleic groundnut varieties, Girnar 4, Girnar 5, World Food Day, ICAR-DGR,Biofortified varieties, ICGV 15083, ICGV 15090, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, NMOOP, DoAC & FW, JAU, ANGRAU, TNAU, PJSTSAU, CRP GLDC, OFID, CRP GLDC, Hunger and Malnutrition, FAO 75th Anniversary

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, Crop Improvement

Story Partners

NMOOP, DoAC & FW, JAU, ANGRAU, TNAU, PJSTSAU

Author/Key contact

Dr P Janila

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1876-1, 16 October 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/indian-pm-narendra-modi-dedicates-two-healthy-oil-groundnut-varieties-on-world-food-day/

Description

Two groundnut varieties with high oleic acid content, developed by ICRISAT together with the Indian Counci l of Agricultural Research-Directorate of Groundnut Research, are among the 17 biofortified varieties of eight crops that Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation today. These varieties contain about 80% oleic acid as compared to regular varieties (45-50% oleic acid). High levels of oleic acid results in lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol) and maintains levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (‘good’ cholesterol), making these groundnuts the healthier choice. Higher levels of oleic acid also indicate longer shelf life, which is good for their use in the confectionary industry. The two varieties, named Girnar 4 (ICGV 15083) and Girnar 5 (ICGV 15090) have an oleic:linoleic acid ratio of 17:1. These groundnut varieties mature in about 110—113 days, and are best suited for cultivation in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

16 Oct 20

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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