The Gujarat Government has decided to rename dragon fruit as “Kamalam”. The meaning of Kamalam in Sanskrit is Lotus. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the name is changed as the outer shape of the fruit resembles a lotus.
Dragon Fruit that has become increasingly popular in recent years, is a tropical fruit, which is a native of Mexico and Central America. Its taste is like a combination of a kiwi and a pear. It has a unique look and taste.
The State government has decided to rename Dragon Fruit, as the outer shape of the fruit resembles a lotus, hence Dragon Fruit is being renamed as Kamalam. The chief Minister said that the name of dragon fruit is associated with China and that’s why they have decided to change it.