To give Bangaloreans a taste of jackfruit from the Western Ghats, Green Basket held ‘Halasina Habba’ on Sunday.
The fruits were grown organically and included various varieties that abound in coastal Karnataka. Visitors got a chance to taste the fruit in various forms like chips, papads and snacks.
The mela was inaugurated by K Ramakrishnappa, additional director, Department of Horticulture. He pointed out the nutritional benefits of jackfruit. “It is rich in protein and potassium. We should also encourage growing the fruit using tissue culture so that it is available every three to four months,” he said.
Suresh Kumar K of Green Basket said more than 250 people visited the mela.
“Nearly 1,500 kg of the fruit were sold around three hours earlier than the scheduled closure of the mela,” Kumar added.