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Processing of fruits and vegetables.

Siddappa, G. S. (1961) Processing of fruits and vegetables. Proceedings of the Symposium on Food Needs and Resources. pp. 145-151.

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The present deficie.ncy in food in India is mostly in the cereal grains. However, it is also necessary to make provision for the availability of highly protective foods like fruits and vegetables in the years to come. Only then it will be possible to raise the nutritional standards of the people in the country. In order to achieve this object, many scientific methods of processing and pre·servation are employed. These are being continually modified in the light of modern scientific development to improve the quality as well as the nutritive value of the processed products. In recent years, there has been considerable activity in many parts of the world to develop horticulture as a well-organised and integrated industry so that it may be possible to make available to the people, large quantities of fruits and vegetables in fresh as well as preserved condition, almost throughout the year, despite the' fact that these foodstuffs are highly seasonal and perishable. In some countries, especially, U.S.A., U.K. and Australia, the fruit and vegetable processing and preservation industry has steadily developed to such an extent that at the present time it occupies a high place among the big industries. This has become possible as a result of well-coordinated research and developmental work in all the stages of industry right from the field to the table of the consumer. The economic conditions prevailing in these countries have also been in a large measure, responsible for this remarkable achievement. In our country, however, this industry has just made a beginning. Due to lack of certain essential factors which are necessary for its rapid expansion, the progress of development has been rather slow. Although quite a good deal of spade work has been done regarding the standardization and adaptation of well known methods of preservation of different fruits and vegetables available in different parts of the country, it has now become necessary to take stock of the present position and devise ways and means to accelerate the growth of this important industry with considerable economic as well as strategic importance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: fruits, vegetables, processing
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 05 Processing and Engineering
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2013 09:12
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2013 09:12
URI: http://ir.cftri.res.in/id/eprint/5044

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