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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 1965-1977
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.231


Utilization of Under-Utilized Fruits through Value Addition in Kandi Areas of Jammu Region
Neeraj Gupta*, Meenakshi Trilokia, Monika Sood, Julie Dogra and Jagmohan Singh
Division of Food Science and Technology, SKUAST-J, FOA, Chatha, J&K 180009, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India is home of world's most useful plants thriving in her diverse agro-ecological zones and altitudes. The varying weather conditions of this country provide suitable environment for growing variety of fruits. Nutritionists recommend that fruits must form an important constituent of the daily diet. Different fruits’ colour, varied aroma and taste make them palatable and freshen over mind and body. The importance of fruits lies not only in its nutritive value, but also in the fact that it can be consumed raw and at any time of the day. Utilization of fruits in India depends on its overall production and consumption by individuals and food industries. On the basis of these criteria, it appeared that even the most conventional fruits are under-utilized. These fruits are available in abundance and also in different seasons. This has resulted in limited scope for expansion of other minor fruits, though they are nutritious, and are the main source of livelihood for the poor. Most of the underutilized fruits of the tropics are often available only in the local markets and are practically unknown in the other parts. A large number of these fruits can grow under adverse conditions and are also known for their therapeutic and nutritive value and can satisfy the demands of the health-conscious consumers. However, some of these fruits are not acceptable in the market in fresh form due to their acidic nature and astringent taste. Hence, there is a need to less-known/under-utilized fruit species which have the potential for commercial exploitation are yet to be utilized to their potential. This, to some extent, can be achieved through developing suitable processing and marketing strategies for these underutilized fruits.


Keywords: Underutilized fruits, Value added products, Nutrition, Processing
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Neeraj Gupta, Meenakshi Trilokia, Monika Sood, Julie Dogra and Jagmohan Singh. 2018. Utilization of Under-Utilized Fruits through Value Addition in Kandi Areas of Jammu Region.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 1965-1977. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.231