Potentials of NE India Horticulture Producces

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Potentials of NE India Horticulture Producces

  1. 1. Potentials for Fresh and Processed Food Products of North East Region Dr. Ananta Saikia Professor Department of Horticulture Assam Agricultural University Jorhat 785013
  2. 2. ∗ Fruits in sufficient supply are Banana, Pineapple, Oranges, jackfruit (garcinia, pear, plum, passion fruit in specific regions) ∗ Fruits of potential --- minor fruits like carambola, leteku, paniol etc. ∗ Vegetables in sufficient supply are cole crops, tomato, brinjal, okra, cucurbits
  3. 3. ∗ All the post-harvest operations are performed under one roof ∗ Need for establishment of pack houses in production zones ∗ Cold chains to be maintained to reduce losses after harvest Pack house
  4. 4. Pineapple (Ananus comosus) ∗ Canned slices ∗ Juice concentrate ∗ Pulp ∗ Juice ∗ Jam
  5. 5. Banana (Musa sps.) ∗ Highest acreage in the region ∗ Products like chips, pulp, juice can be produced
  6. 6. Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) ∗ Pulp ∗ Juice ∗ Fruit bars ∗ Dried jackfruit flakes, powder ∗ Jam ∗ Pickle
  7. 7. Carambola (Averrhoea carambola) ∗ Canned slices ∗ Dehydrated slices ∗ Paste ∗ Jam ∗ Juice ∗ Pickle
  8. 8. ∗ Rich in anti-oxidants ∗ Dehydrated slices ∗ Juice Garcinia (Garcinia sps.)
  9. 9. ∗ Pickle ∗ Pulp ∗ Powder Jalphai (Elaeocarpus floribundaus)
  10. 10. ∗ Fresh waxed fingers ∗ Canned ginger slices ∗ Dried ginger ∗ Paste ∗ Powder ∗ Crystallized ginger Ginger
  11. 11. Turmeric ∗ Fresh fingers ∗ Dried fingers and slices ∗ Paste ∗ Powder
  12. 12. Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) ∗ Dehydrated calyces ∗ Juice ∗ Pickle ∗ Jelly
  13. 13. ∗ Popped/puffed/flakes ∗ Ready made breakfast mix Breakfast cereals
  14. 14. ∗ Several communities with their traditional techniques of making wines/rice beers ∗ Vinegars can be prepared with required scientific interventions Natural vinegars
  15. 15. Natural food colorants ∗ Several fruits and vegetables can be used for color extraction ∗ Technologies available from AAU
  16. 16. ∗ Large acreage in Nagaland ∗ Pulp, juice can be prepared Passion fruit
  17. 17. Bhut jolokia (Capsicum chinense) ∗ Largely cultivated in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh ∗ Being exported to more than 25 countries from India in several processed forms
  18. 18. ∗ Contract and captive farming required for vegetables and fruits ∗ Needs higher investment IQF products
  19. 19. ∗ Minimally processed products ∗ Promising fruits are pineapple, jackfruit, oranges ∗ Vegetables like cucumber, tomato, cole crops onions, garlic, ginger are good candidate ∗ Technologies available from AAU Fresh cut fruits and vegetables
  20. 20. ∗ Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, chillies can be dehydrated ∗ Can be processed to produce powder, flakes etc. Dehydrated vegetables
  21. 21. ∗ Local fruits and vegetables can be pickled ∗ North East is known several unique ways of making pickles ∗ Good products can be manufactured through scientific intervention Pickles
  22. 22. Thank you

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