Value Addition, Packaging and Storage of Aonla in India

Authors

  • ADITYA SHUKLA M.Sc. Scholar (Department of Agricultural Economics) NAI, SHUATS Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Dr. Ramchandra Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics) NAI, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

Keywords:

packaging, dry products, storage, medicinal uses, post harvest, nutritional

Abstract

The product Aonla (Emblica officinalis Geartn), the king of arid fruits, popularly known as “Indian gooseberry”, is a small-sized minor subtropical fruit grown widely in North India. India ranks first in the world in aonla area and production volume. It is considered to be a “wonder fruit for health” because of its unique properties. Uses. Aonla fruit is very useful in treating many diseases such as diabetes, cough, asthma, bronchitis, headache, dyspepsia, colic, flatulence, skin diseases, leprosy, jaundice, scurvy, diarrhoea and cancer. Packaging. Different packaging materials such as nylon net, perforated polyethylene bags, ventilated corrugated fibre boxes, gunny bags, wooden crates, etc., can be used for prolonging the storage life of fruit. Storage. Refrigerated storage helps in enhancing the storage life of fruit. Value addition. There are numerous products such as aonla squash, candy, jam, chutney, etc., which are pre- pared from aonla fruit. Inclusion of these products in the diet definitely helps in improving the nutritional value of Indian meals. Discussion. The low cost of the products as well as good sensory, nutritional and shelf life qualities mean that processed aonla products are appropriate for commercialization. In order to obtain a good income from aonla, it must be sold immediately in the market; if not, to make profit, proper storage facilities should be available.

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DOI: 10.47856/ijaast.2021.v08i10.015

Author Biographies

ADITYA SHUKLA, M.Sc. Scholar (Department of Agricultural Economics) NAI, SHUATS Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

M.Sc. Scholar (Department of Agricultural Economics) NAI, SHUATS Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

Dr. Ramchandra, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics) NAI, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics) NAI, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

Published

2021-10-30