Vazhakkulam Pineapples – UPSC Prelims

  • Mauritius variety of Vazhakkulam pineapples from Kerala had got the geographical indication (GI) tag in 2009.
  • It is grown in the districts of Ernakulam, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and the low elevation areas of Idukki district in Kerala.
  • Vazhakulam pineapple is unique in aroma, flavour and sweetness due to its high sugar content and low acidity. It has a shelf life of around 10-15 days.
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