Photo has been used for illustrative purpose only.
With the sales of chicken and mutton going down due to the coronavirus scare, it is the humble 'kathal' (jackfruit) that is emerging as an acceptable alternative.
'Kathal' is now selling at Rs 120 per kilogram — an increase of more than 120 per cent over the normal Rs 50 per kilogramme.
The jackfruit, in fact, is now higher priced than chicken which is selling at Rs 80 per kilogramme due to poor demand.
"It is better having a 'kathal' biryani instead of a mutton biryani. It tastes reasonably good. The only problem is that 'kathal' has been sold out in the vegetable market and is difficult to find," said Purnima Srivastava whose family savours non-vegetarian food on a regular basis.
The corona scare has hit poultry business so hard and the Poultry Farm Association recently organised a chicken fair in Gorakhpur to dispel the misconception that birds are carriers of the deadly virus.
"In fact, we gave away platefuls of chicken dishes for Rs 30 each to encourage people to savour the delicacies. We cooked one thousand kilogrammes of chicken for the Mela and the entire stock was sold out," said Vineet Singh, head of the Poultry Farm Association.
However, the Mela did not do much to dispel the fears about chicken, mutton or fish consumption amid the virus outbreak.
The daily number of new coronavirus infections in France stayed above 20,000 on average for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, while hospitalisations reached an eight-week high of 27,041.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday launched bamboo cookies and bamboo-made honey bottles that will help in boosting people's immunity.
The vitamins and minerals that our body needs in small quantities are most often neglected which results in 'nutritional deficiencies'.
The fruit contains essential minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, potassium, magnesium and other vitamins which provide a wide range of benefits.
"Africa Fashion", at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum from Saturday, is also the country's first exhibition dedicated to the medium.
The 22-year-old Italian, of Senegalese origin, influencer, whose real name is Khabane Lame, joined the platform in March 2020 after losing his job, according to The New York Times.