Latest version: Apr 01, 2023, 20:13 IST
Jackal was sold after fierce competition between two local leaders.
The auction held at Bantwal, 25 km east of Mangaluru, shocked people to see the jackfruit being sold at such a price.
Jackfruit is considered a substitute meat for vegetarians. The season of jackfruit has started and now it is in high demand in the market. In its raw form the fruit is used in the preparation of many delicious dishes as it absorbs many spices like animal protein. It is widely used across India and pickles are quite popular along with jackfruit chips.
Can you imagine that a jackal can make millions of rupees? Unbelievable as it sounds, a coastal jackal was recently sold in Karnataka for over Rs 4 lakh.
The auction held at Bantwal, 25 km east of Mangaluru, shocked people to see the jackfruit being sold at such a price. A religious discourse was organized to inaugurate the newly renovated Mullarpatna Masjid. Later the jackfruit auction was held. After a fierce competition between two local leaders, Aziz and Latif, the fruit was sold.
The video of the auction went viral on social media and people were shocked to see the price of the jackfruit. Apart from vegetables, many other items auctioned in the mosque were bought at high prices. The total amount collected will be handed over to the management committee for the maintenance and operation of the mosque. People are surprised to know that a jackal can be sold for 4.33 lakh rupees.
Jackfruit is quite popular across India and it has also provided employment to many people. Last year, Rajshri R made headlines for his agri-startup that aims to make 400+ different products using jackfruit. From flour made from veggie pulp and seeds to packets of dried jackfruit seeds, his startup offers a wide range of products made from jackfruit. The startup also sells jackfruit pasta and has a long list of products like jackfruit burger patties, vermicelli, payasam mix, jackfruit and jackfruit seed flour and even chocolate.
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