In what comes as a pleasant news for India’s exports, a staple of Assamese cuisine, ‘Kazi Nemu’, also known as “Assam’s lemon” – which is exclusively grown and found in the state of Assam, has now made its way into the markets and hearts of London – the capital of the United Kingdom.
A consignment of ‘Kazi Nemu’ was exported from Guwahati in Assam to London in June and is now available in different supermarkets across London, including at the Al-Hamra Supermarket at Northampton in England’s East Midlands region.
An atypical variety of the citrus fruit, this particular variety of lemon, indigenous to the state of Assam is an Assamese staple that is a necessary ingredient for preparing refreshing drinks and pickles as well as garnishing curry and other dishes.
In June, ‘Leteku,’ the Burmese grapes, grown in the Darrang district of Assam, were exported to Dubai. The consignment was traded by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) from LGBI Airport in Guwahati to Dubai through Delhi.
According to APEDA, the consignment of the lemons was evidently cultivated in the Tinsukia district.
As Kazi Nemu is prominently consumed with Assamese cuisine, the news of the lemon making inroads into the European markets has been met with pride and joy in the northeastern state of Assam.
Earlier, between December 2020 and January 2021, a massive consignment of this variety of lemon, weighing nearly 6 MT was exported to the European markets.