Cumbum Grapes :GI Tag
The Cumbum grapes recently earned the Geographical Indication tag or GI tag.
- Cumbum Panneer Thratchai, also known as Cumbum grapes, is a variety of grapes grown in the Cumbum Valley located at the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu, India.
- The grapes are medium to large in size, compact, and suitable for making wine, spirits, jams, canned grape juice, and raisins.
- Introduced in Tamil Nadu in 1832 by a French priest, these grapes are rich in vitamins, tartaric acid, and antioxidants, and reduce the risk of some chronic diseases.