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Agriculture News : GADVASU Developed New Value Added Products to Help Farmers

Processing and value addition are the most important factors to improve the economic condition of farmers. To give a practical message to farmers, different departments and colleges of varsity have been developed a large number of value added products.

College of Dairy Science and Technology has developed good quality functional low fat dahi by adding 'generally recognized as safe’ (GRAS) grade additive i.e. beta glucan.

Enrichment of dahi with β-glucan is a novel option along with its proven health benefits. Developed dahi has good water holding capacity, improved firmness/ texture with sharp cut, good mouthfeel & flavour and gives feeling of fat rich product.

This develop technology would directly help the farmers because beta glucan is obtained from Barley and Oat so it opens the door for value addition of their agricultural commodities with milk and milk products.

This research was carried out by Dadi Bhaskar during his master degree under the guidance of Dr. Sunil Kumar, Assistant Professor (Dairy Technology) and college team.

The Department of Livestock Products Technology, GADVASU has developed and introduced two novel products viz. Egg Paneer and Chicken Meat Chips. College of Fisheries developed products like fish fillets, steaks & cutlets prepared from carp fishes & other spineless fish species were displayed along with sale of ready to eat.