Potatoes are Symbol of Gurez to World

Potatoes are Symbol of Gurez to World

Rameez Makhdoomi 

Potatoes are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals.the fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals it provides can help ward off disease and benefit human health.

Potatoes were first domesticated in the Andes in South America up to 10,000 years ago. Spanish explorers introduced them to Europe in the early 16th century.

Potatoes have helped in world peace .

According to a new study on the topic,  published online few years back the National Bureau of Economic Research, conflict decreased historically in 16 th and 17 the century  by 15 percent in areas that could more easily grow potatoes. This is due to fact that in less land more potatoes were grown. 

The border valley of Gurez located at distance of 125 kilometers  and its adjoining Tehsil Tulail have huge potential in growing high quality and tasty potatoes. Its cold environs and the quality of soil, the valley, which already produces a good quantity of potatoes, is also suitable for growing its seeds.

The beauty and stories of Gurez are historical, full of beauty and mystery  .

The Gurez Valley historically has been bastion of growing quality potatoes and since due to tough terrain valley remained mostly closed from rest of world in winter months and thus  Potatoes were lone source of stable food crop.

Gurezis mostly do organic farming instead of using pesticides in their farms. The Gurez Valley’s Izmarg potato farm is also famed for its high-quality potatoes.

The SKUAST scientists at Izmarg potatoes farm told us that Gurez has huge potential to be a world leader in production of quality potatoes and with time more people are taking to potateo cultivation with interest and they too are working untiringly to come up with quality varieties of Potatoes from Gurez .

In almost every home of Gurez and Tulail be it fried or steamed potatoes or other dishes made out of Gurez Potatoes their taste is unmatched in world , and Potatoes vegetable is symbol of positive Gurez to world.