Teja chilli

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  • February 25, 2023
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Context: Recently export demand for Teja variety of red chilli has gone up due to its culinary, medicinal and other wide-ranging uses.

About Teja Chillies:

  • Chilli was originally cultivated in North Mexico but is believed to be brought to India by the Portuguese.
  • It is a fine variety of Guntur chilli.
  • It is a fruit that belongs to genus Capsicum.

Health benefits of Teja Chilli:

  • Rich in Vitamins and Minerals like Copper, Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin A.
  • It is a powerful anti-oxidant.
  • Studies suggest that it aids in weight loss.
  • Clears congestion.
  • Boosts mood and reduces pain.
  • It has antibacterial properties that helps in curing skin infection.
  • Decreases the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Protects the body against prostate problems.

Source:The Hindu

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) With reference to the “Tea Board” in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The Tea Board is a statutory body.
  2. It is a regulatory body attached to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  3. The Tea Board’s Head Office is situated in Bengaluru.
  4. The Board has overseas office at Dubai and Moscow.

Which of the statements given above are correct? (2022)

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 2 and 4
  3. 3 and 4
  4. 1 and 4

Q.2) Consider the following statements:

  1. Moringa (drumstick tree) is a leguminous evergreen tree.
  2. Tamarind tree is endemic to south Asia.
  3. In India, most of the tamarind is collected as minor forest produce.
  4. India exports tamarind and seeds of moringa.
  5. Seeds of moringa and tamarind can be used in the production of biofuels.

Which of the statements given above are correct? (2021)

  1. 1, 2, 4 and 5
  2. 3, 4 and 5
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. 1,2, 3 and 5


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