Food

Buckwheat production in Nepal

Buckwheat is a plant cultivated for its grain like seeds and as a cover crop.Buckwheat comes from the Fagopyrum esculentum plant, which is related to rhubarb and sorre. It is also call Ancicent grain because it has been cultivated for more than 8000-9000 years ago. In Asia, buckwheat comes from the related Fagopyrum tataricum plant.In Nepal buckwheat farming is flourishing in Manang district.People attracted towards buckwheat because other grains like millet, paddy,maize should not be cultivated in a large volume in the district.Now a days every local area of Manang District planted buckwheat.

What is maize ?

Maize is a tall plant which produces long substance covered with yellow seeds called corn. It is a food grain first Cultivated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago. Maize is consumed directly by humans.It is used for corn ethanol, animal feed and other maize products, such as corn starch and corn syrup.Maize has become a staple food in many parts of the world.

Where it grows ?

Maize is grown at latitudes varying from the equator to slightly above 50 degrees north and south,from sea level to over 3000 meters elevation,in cool and hot climates,and with growing cycles ranging from 3 to 13 months.It is widely produced in United States, Canada, and Australia.

Benefits of maize:

1)Reduces the risks of Anemia
2)Energy Enchancer
3)Miracle for those underweight
4)Lowers Blood sugar and Cholesterol Level
5)Helps during pregnancy
6)Preserve healthy skin

Price of maize in Kathmandu:

The price of maize was Rs. 2,214.00 per quintal back then,Now it is price is Rs.2,871 per quintal.

What is wheat?

Wheat is a grass widely cultivated for its seed, a cereal grain which is a worldwide staple food.The many species of wheat together make up the genus Tritium. Wheat was one of the first crops that could be easily cultivated on a large scale,and its seeds could be stored for long periods in a dry climate.

Where it grows ?

Wheat is grown mostly in the middle latitudes and Northern Hemisphere, annual wheat harvest.

Benifits of wheat:

1)High in nutrients and fiber
2)Lower risk of heart attack
3)Lower risk of stroke
4)Reduce risk of obesity
5)Lower risk of diabetes
6)Support healthy digestion
7)Reduces chronic inflammation
8)Reduces risks of cancer
9)Reduces risks of premature dead

Price of wheat in Kathmandu:

The price of wheat is 1 kg is to Rs.94.

What is millet?

Millets are group of highly variables small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.They are highly tolerant of drought and other extreme weather conditions and have a similar nutrient content to other major cereals.

Where it grows ?

Millet is grown in short growing season under dry,high-temperature condition like, Australia, Japan and other Asian countries.

Benifits of millet:

1)Treats Coronary Artery Disorder
2)Helps in weight loss
3)Reduced risk of colon cancer
4)Helps to decrease high blood pressure
5)Helps in preventing Celiac disease
6)Controls Diabetes
7)Helps in relieving menstrual cramps
8)Improves skin elasticity

Price of millet in Kathmandu:

The price of millet is 1 kg is to Rs.100.

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