• Posted On Friday, June 01, 2012

    Coconut is one of the most loved and essential components of the Indian cuisine. In spite of its popularity and each of its components being of immense use for a variety of purposes, the use of coconut oil in food remains confined only to certain parts of South India and Bengal. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, June 01, 2012

    The organised sector of poultry industry is contributing nearly 70% of the total output and the rest 30% in the unorganised sector. The broiler industry is well dominated in southern states in our country with nearly 60-70% total output coming from these states. ....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    The organised cheese market including its variants such as processed cheese, mozzarella, cheese spreads, flavoured and spiced cheese, is valued at around Rs 4.5 billion. Processed cheese at 60% of the overall market is Rs 2.7 billion. The next most popular variant is cheese spread, claiming a share of around 30% of the total processed cheese market. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, April 06, 2012

    One of the most popular vegetables in the planet, the potato is today one of the most processed foods in the world. French fries, chips, rings and several other forms of the vegetable are consumed in baked and fried forms across the globe and new innovations in processing emerge every day.....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    With the importance of processed food increasing day by day, popularity of beverages like fruit juice has increased hugely. India being an emerging economy and the growth of sectors like IT and infra being predominant here, it is not quite unnatural that residents of India increasingly prefer readymade foods like fruit juice. ....

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  • Posted On Monday, March 12, 2012

    According to the report of Euromonitor International, a market research company, the amount of money Indians spend on meals outside the home has more than doubled in the past decade, to about US$5 billion a year and is likely to double again in about half that time. ....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    A very common practice in the food processing industry is spray drying that helps convert liquid material into powders for preservation, easier storage and more convenient handling. An important component of the food processing sector is the flavour industry and spray drying is one of the most important aspects in this sector.....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    Multiple issues like climate change, global warming and low market pricing have affected the production of crops. In addition, indiscriminate use of chemical fertilisers and recurrent droughts has added to the problem, increasing salinity and alkalinity of the lands. ....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Mushrooms form an integral part of several cuisines and are also a common ingredient for garnishing in Indian foods. Known for their delicate flavours and rich texture, mushrooms enjoy a following among foodies and the health conscious alike. ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    While some of the schemes under the Tenth Five-Year Plan will continue during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, they need to be restructured with appropriate management/implementation arrangements in public-private partnership mode, with strong project implementation capabilities. ....

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  • Posted On Sunday, January 01, 2012

    About 15% of the total milk output in India is estimated to be processed in the organised dairy. The industry has maintained a high growth profile, especially in the wake of the Operation Flood, colloquially alsotermed asWhite Revolution, initiated in early 1980s. Today, India produces over 85 mn tonnes of milk annually. ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, December 28, 2011

    The holiday season, especially the winter holidays, brings to mind a wide array of desserts and comfort food that are a part of the celebrations. Be it Christmas or New Years, families across the globe prepare desserts and therefore the use of processed food products goes up significantly. ....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    In spite of being one of the oldest techniques used in food processing, fermentation continues to be a crucial part of food manufacturing. Derived from the Latin verb which means to boil, fermentation has evolved with time and advent of new technology.....

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