What is VALUE ADDED ? Value-added describes what happens when you take a basic product and increase the value of that product (and usually also the price) by adding extras in the manufacturing process, or by tacking on extra products and/or services. An activity is considered value-added when some customer is willing to pay more for the additional output.
WHY Value – Added ?• For better income• For improved processing utilization• To keep in-phase with consumers needs• To provide variety of products
VALUE ADDED PRODUCTThe Food Processing SectorFood processing adds value to the agricultural produce starting at thepost harvest level. It includes even primary processing like grading,sorting, cutting, seeding, shelling packaging etc.
• The sector comprises of the following major areas:• Fruit & Vegetable• The major products processed out of fruits and vegetables include beverages, juices, concentrates, pulps, slices, frozen and dehydrated products, wine potato wafers or chips etc.• Apple• Apple without skin, cooked, canned apples, dehydrated apples, frozen apples, canned apple juice, apple juice, apple sauce.• Banana• Banana Powder, Banana Flour, Banana Puree, Banana Chips, Banana Jam and Banana Jelly, Banana vinegar, Sweet coat banana.• Grape• Jam, Juice, Syrup, Squash, Wine and Raisins.• Guava• Pectin, Jam, Jelly, Pickle, Powder, Puree, Peru khand, Beverages, Ethanol Production, Wine and Animal Feed preparation.• Pineapple• Papaya• Mango
• Fruits and Vegetables Consumer Products• Fruit Toffees• Fruit Jams and Jellies• Fruit Bars• Murabba Making• Tutty Fruity• Fisheries• Under this category, frozen and canned products mainly in fresh form is presented
• Milk and Dairy• Whole milk powder, Skimmed milk powder, Condensed milk, Ice cream, Butter and Ghee are some of the processed products under dairy.
• Skimmed milk Skimmed milk is prepared by removing the fat, vitamin A and other fat- soluble vitamins from whole milk. The fat is removed by using a cream separator. After the removal of fat the milk is suitable for many therapeutic conditions like, diabetic, obesity, high cholesterol, heart diseases, hypertension etc. Skimmed milk has only 2.5gms of protein, 29kcal of energy, 120mgs of calcium, 90mgs of phosphorous and most importantly fat be only 0.1gms per 100ml.• Toned milk• Toning can be defined as the addition of the constituted skim milk to whole buffalo milk so to reduce the fat to 3%. The nutritive value of toned milk is almost similar to that of the fresh cows milk. Toned milk is useful source of protein for certain conditions such as malnourishment, pregnancy etc.• Doubled toned milk• Double toned milk is prepared by mixing cows milk or buffalo milk with fresh skim milk or skim milk reconstituted from skim milk powder so that the fat content is not less than 1.5%. Except for lower fat and vitamin A contents the nutritive value of double toned milk is similar to that of toned milk.