Mysuru: Mysuru- based CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has developed two new traditional products that have long shelf-life.
“Godhi Huggi,” a traditional sweet preparation in North Karnataka, is now available in canned form that lasts for around a year on the store shelves. “Godhi Huggi” is a kheer-like preparation that is prepared from wheat.
The product will be shortly available in the market and is produced and marketed by Latti Foods, Dharwad, according to the CFTRI.
The second food is the ‘prasadam’ distributed by the Mysuru-based Avadhoota Datta Peetham. Made from wheat flour, jaggery, ghee, coconut and dry fruits, the ‘prasadam’ in future will be available packaged in tin-free steel cans and has a minimum shelf-life of three months.
“The Avadhoota Datta Peetham (Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama), Mysuru, had approached us for the development of wheat-based prasadam with a long shelf life. We have used hurdle technology to process and pack the prasadam. It has a shelf-life of three months under ambient conditions,” said H.S. Sathish, Chief Scientist and Head of Food Packaging Technology, CSIR-CFTRI, who led the development.
Both the products have been well-received and are products of the Institute’s Food Packaging Technology Department.
Besides providing the traditional flavour, the products add the modern processing for long storage. Both products do not need refrigeration for storage.
“The long storage life assures safety, and also ensures a wider market reach,” Sathish said.