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Did Mughals gave India, fruits like cherries, apricots, grapes, and melons

Viral Claim: theprint media made a wrong claim through its news portal that, “The Mughals gave India a variety of fruits like cherries, apricots, grapes and melons”.

Facts Check: False

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The Mughals gave India a variety of fruits like cherries, apricots, grapes, and melons, but their love for mangoes was unbeatable. Shah Jahan liked to weigh fruits in front of him and once became angry when one of his sons instead of sending mangoes from his favorite tree in Deccan had eaten all. Shah Jahan’s love for mangoes made the imperial kitchens prepare imaginative recipes of qaliya and pulao to please the emperor.

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Facts Check News: As claimed by the theprint media, information regarding the Mughals that they gave India fruits like cherries, apricots, grapes, and melons are not correct.

As pointed out by a Twitter user who kept the facts: Fiction: (By a culinary journalist expert for The Print) - Mughals brought grapes to India( So around 1509 CE)

Fact: Lokopakaara, a
ಕನ್ನಡ Kannada work written in 1025 CE, gives a recipe using grapes as an ingredient.

What’s up with this Mughal fixation?

Fiction: (By a culinary journalist expert for The Print) - Mughals brought grapes to India( So around 1509 CE)

Fact: Lokopakaara, a ಕನ್ನಡ Kannada work written in 1025 CE, gives a recipe using grapes as an ingredient.

What's up with this Mughal fixation? @ThePrintIndia @acharya2 pic.twitter.com/rh3CxCKqXG

ಹಂಸಾನಂದಿ (@hamsanandi) June 3, 2019

As mentioned in localhistories,

Apricot

Apricots originally came from China. In ancient times they spread across Persia to the Mediterranean region and the Romans knew them. Later the Arabs grew apricots.

Apple

The apple has been grown for thousands of years. It was well known to Ancient China and Egypt. Apples were also known to the Greeks and Romans and they were popular through all the centuries to the present day.

Cherries

Cherries are native to Asia. They were eaten by the Chinese, the Greeks, and the Romans. However, in Northern Europe cherries only really became popular in the late Middle Ages. In the 17th century colonists took cherries to North America.