TOMATO fruits produced in villages in Salingyi Township, Yinmabin District, Sagaing Region, have been sold well in domestic markets, local growers say.
“Small-scale growers reaped a handsome profit from tomato sale this season. A viss of tomato, which is equivalent to 3.6 pounds, is currently sold in the market for Ks1,200-Ks1,300 based on size and freshness,” one of growers from Yinmabin said. “This year, farmers saw a good harvest of seasonal crop,” he added. Local growers use quality strains of tomato such as Bamar, Shan and Taiwan, applying a range of agricultural techniques to boost production.
Tomato, a popular kitchen crop, is widely used as the most ubiquitous ingredient in Myanmar cookery.
The crop is famous for its tons of health benefits. According to a world study, tomato can kill most kind of toxins in human body.