Gujarat is all set to rename the dragon fruit as 'Kamalam', Chief Minister Vijay Rupani shared, "because the original name is associated with China."
He further added that the outer shape of the dragon fruit resembles a lotus and therefore the name Kamalam is the best fit. Kamalam means lotus in Sanskrit.
According to reports, dragon fruit has been increasingly added to the diet in Gujarat and is grown in Bhuj, Gandhidham and Mandvi.
The fruit even found a mention in PM Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' last year, where he praised the farmers in Kutch for growing the fruit.