• Posted On Thursday, November 03, 2011

    Scientific techniques like crystallisation have gradually emerged as crucial processes in the food processing sector, especially due to the growing demand for processed food. Crystallisation mainly has two major purposes one, to separate out the solid phase from a composition and also to separate out two different components from a mixture if both are valuable. ....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    A food additive is a substance which is of no nutritional value added deliberately to any food product in small amounts. Food processing additives and other degradation products are used to improve the colour, texture, taste, flavour, consistency and shelf life of any food item. ....

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  • Posted On Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    High Pressure Processing (HPP) is a widely known method of food processing where the food is treated at elevated pressure (upto 87,000 pounds per square inch or at approximately 6000 atmospheric pressure), with or without the application of heat in order to attain microbial inactivation or to alter the attributes of that particular food item to achieve customer-desired qualities. ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Bakeries play an important part in forming a regions culinary culture and often reflect the food habits of a community. Though baked breads are not completely a part of the Indian cuisine, have produced what can well be called their desi counterparts. Tandoori rotis, , rumali rotis and several Indian breads have already made global footprints. ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    For any food manufacturer, the stability of the flavours is an important factor. Since most processed foods go through various levels of processing, it is important for the manufacturer to have a clear idea of the impact that the processing has on the flavours. ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    At a recent meeting between well known food experts it was determined that India needs to start semi-processed food units in the rural areas. The experts opined that there is a great demand for processed foods internationally and establishing such units would be a great benefit to the farming as well as processing sector in the country.....

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  • Posted On Saturday, August 06, 2011

    India being home to several millions of people has always faced the problem of meeting the agricultural demands of its people. Though there have been several methods employed through the years to enhance productivity, the Green Revolution being the best example of that, the results so far have been far from satisfactory. ....

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  • Posted On Sunday, July 31, 2011

    Fruits form an essential part of the daily diets of most Indians. The fruit industry in the country is also one of the largest in the world. India accounts for a whopping 39% of the worlds mango production and 23% of the banana production. Its complete dominance in the production of these two popular fruits proves the importance and massive scope of the fruit industry in India.....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    The food processing sector has been recognised as the key sector in order to achieve food security and also combat the high food inflation rates. The government had announced at the time of the Union Budget 2011-12 that the sector will receive immense support in the form of food parks that would not only be a boost to the food processing sector but also help reduce wastage of farm produce to a great extent.....

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  • Posted On Sunday, July 03, 2011

    Cocktail recipes evolve with time and as India welcomes the new consumer with more money in his pocket and a desire to try everything luxury, bartenders have the best opportunity to innovate and invent. Creating the perfect cocktail is as much science as art and the changing tastes and preferences of the drinkers need to be kept in mind. ....

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  • Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2011

    Indians love sweets but fast lifestyles are changing preferences quickly. In spite of the massive health awareness drives in urban India, when it comes to desserts, even the most health conscious are known to give in to their temptations. ....

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  • Posted On Wednesday, June 01, 2011

    Pickles are by far one of the most important accompaniments in Indian meals. Processing styles and consumption patterns vary from place to place but what remains constant is the Indian appetite for the strong, colourful and oily . Traditionally, most pickles are made from sun-dried fruits and vegetables, preserved with salt and oil. ....

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  • Posted On Saturday, May 07, 2011

    Every Indian who has been to a village has felt a major difference in the food served there and that in the cities. More than any other emotional or psychological difference, the biggest difference is the cooking technique. While the sole purpose of urban cooking is to get the best possible taste in the littlest time, rural cooking relies more on slow cooking and nutrition retention of food.....

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