Alibaug’s White Onion

JUL 25

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Why in news?

  • The ??White Onion of Alibaug in Maharashtra’s Raigad district has received a ‘Geographical Indication’, giving it a unique identity and wider markets.

About Alibaug’s White Onion:

  • Alibaug is a coastal town in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. The soil of Alibaug taluka has low sulphur content.
  • Due to this, onions here have low pungency, sweet taste, ‘no tear’ factor, low pyruvic acid, high protein, fat and fibre content, besides high antioxidant compounds (quercetin).
  • It boosts immunity, helps with insomnia, blood cleaning, blood pressure and heat-related ailments.


Which of the following products received GI tags recently?

1. Alibaug’s White Onion

2. Kaji Nemu of Assam

3. Dindigul Locks

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3