Amresh Singh, a 38-year old farmer from Karamdih village in Bihar, has planted the world's most expensive vegetable Hop Shoots on 5 kathas of his farmland.
Amresh bought the vegetable saplings from Indian Vegetable Research Institute at Varanasi and planted them on his land two months ago. Around 60% of his cultivation borne the fruits.
The fruit has great medicinal values like it helps create antibodies to fight against diseases like tuberculosis and it also releases acids that are known to cure cancer cells and block leukemia cells.
It is also used as a flavoring agent in beer.
In the overseas markets, the crops are being sold at a rate of 1000 pounds per Kg.