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Present Status and Prospects of Tomatoes in Pakistan (Part1)

Khalid Mahmood Khokhar Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) is one of the most important vegetables worldwide. As it is a relatively short duration crop and gives a high yield, it is economically attractive and the area under cultivation is increasing. Tomato belongs to the Solanaceae family. Tomatoes contribute to a healthy, well-balanced diet. They are rich in minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, sugars and dietary fibers. Tomato contains vitamin B and C, iron and phosphorus.…

Discover How to Reduce the Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease with Tomatoes

Next time you pour large amount of ketchup on your food, you can say it’s for the health’s sake. Lycopene, the red pigment in tomatoes that keeps its health properties even after cooking and is also ample in ketchup, reduces significantly the risk for different types of cancer and heart disease. Research in recent decades indicates  that lycopene, the red pigment in tomatoes and red fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of cancer and heart attacks and helps reduce cholesterol. Lycopene can…

Watch how the TomTato works

Meet the TomTato: a new plant that grows both tomatoes and potatoes A new potato-and-tomato bearing plant known as the TomTato is taking root in the United Kingdom thanks to a cheeky garden joke from America, according to Britain's Independent. While British horticulturist Paul Hansord was visiting the United States 15 years ago, he was jokingly shown a potato planted under a tomato. Apparently, he didn't think it was all that silly, because now his Thompson & Morgan company is…

6 Vegetables to Grow Indoors

Let’s face it, not all of us have a lawn we can turn into food. Sometimes we just have to make do with what we can. Did you know that you can grow many different vegetables indoors? There are certain varieties that tend to flourish on windowsills or conservatories. So next time you may feel a bit defeated because you live in an apartment and cannot grow your own food, fret not, for there is a virtual cornucopia waiting to be grown right in your living room! Even if you have a yard, the…

Severe cold, foggy conditions damage tunnel crops

January 07, 2013 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The prolonged severe cold and foggy conditions in the country have damaged the off-season tunnel crops, mostly vegetables and mango trees, Director General Punjab Agriculture Extension Services Dr Anjum Ali told Business Recorder here on Sunday. He said the persistent severe winter weather conditions can create many problems for crop plants jeopardising their health and even their lives. The frost can significantly damage different parts of the…

Indo-Pak experts’, policy makers’ ties to benefit both nations

December 30, 2012 Constructive ties between experts and policy makers of Indian and Pakistani Punjab would benefit both nations in addressing the daunting challenges of food security, water and poverty. Addressing the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology on Saturday, Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture he lauded the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for donating an Indian tractor to UAF that was handed over to him…

Prices of most essential kitchen items remain stable

Sunday, 09 December WAQAR LILLAH ISLAMABAD: The prices of most essential kitchen items remained stable last week against rates in the preceding week, shows a survey conducted by BR on Saturday. The survey noted that vegetables prices remained unchanged during last week against the preceding week, as tomatoes were available at Rs60 per kg, onions were being sold at Rs55 per kg, potatoes were available at Rs45 per kg, cabbage at Rs40 per kg, cucumber was being sold at Rs60 per kg,…

Prices of potatoes, tomatoes decline

November 23, 2012 With the arrival of new potato and tomato crops, their prices have dipped in local markets substantially. Retail prices of potato has registered a sharp decline and is being sold at Rs 30 to 35 per kg depending on its size. Old stock of potato is available in the market at Rs 20 to Rs 25 per kg. The retailers said that potato and tomato are available in the wholesale market is huge quantity whereas it demand is low as compared to supply which has pushed the…

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