Mangaluru, Feb 09, 2015: Earthen pot to preserve vegetables and fruits for a longer time frame attracted visitors at the savayava swavalambi santhe organised by Savayava Krishika Balaga here on Feb.8.
The outer pot has a smaller pot inside which is removable. According to its exhibitor, filtered sand would have be filled in the gap between the mini-pot and the outer pot. A couple of glases of water would have to dampen sand filled in the gap daily. It is said that fruits and vegetables can be kept fresh inside the mini-pot for 3 weeks . The two pots together weighed 14 kg, the exhibitor said.
Various products attract : M. Premavathi had brought ‘chunty’ made from orange peels. From Brahmavar, another exhibitor had displayed a pain-removing oil called ‘birthi’ which he said his family had been traditionally doing for over a century. An exhibitor, Ganapathi Bhat Kailar had displayed a hair oil made from brahmi, garga, bilva patre, nela nelli and nonisara – all medicinal plants.
People thronged the santhe on the premises of Sharada Vidyalaya to purchase vegetables, local fruit like papaya and other home made products. According to Ratnakar, an organiser, the next savayava swavalambi santhe would be conducted at Shakthi Nagar on March 8. The next savayava tarakari santhe (vegetable shandy) would be organised on the Panje Manjesh Rao Road on February 22, he said.