Two High Oleic Groundnut Varieties, Girnar 4?&?Girnar 5 Developed by ICAR-ICRISAT

Date & Time: 2019-07-09 23:54:58

After eight years of collaborative work, two high oleic groundnut lines have been identified by India’s coordinated release program to go commercial. This means processors and consumers in India will now have access to healthier groundnut-based food products and oil with longer shelf life. ICAR-Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh in collaboration with the ICRISAT has developed two high oleic groundnut varieties for the first time in India, namely?Girnar 4?and?Girnar 5. In normal groundnut the oleic acid content varies from 40-50% while these new varieties have nearly 80% of oleic acid. Girnar 4?and?Girnar 5?have been identified by the Varietal Identification Committee for release during the Annual Groundnut Workshop held in Andhra University, Vizag during 25th?-27th?May 2019