British Asia News Network
Sri Lanka: In a bid to increase sales of Pumpkin harvest, Agriculture Minister P Harrison asked women to consume more and more pumpkin as a means of increasing their beauty.
Such remarks were made in the wake of farmers complaining that their pumpkin harvests do not fetch good prices.
He went on to say that the pumpkin was a nutritious vegetable used for making sweetmeats, curry and soup. “These are high delicacies. It is better for women to consume it more and more. Then, they become more beautiful.”