Fruit and vegetable production and consumption in Asia and the Pacific region have shown a marked upward trend over the past several years. Rising consumer demand in the region has come with greater awareness of food safety issues and increased need for convenience and quality. The fresh-cut produce sector has responded to these demands, and is currently at different stages of development across the region.
The present experiment was conducted to evaluate the best plantain varieties for chips and vegetable. Five plantain varieties; Cachaca, Saba, Kitawira, Niginu and Kibunga obtained from College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (JUCAVM) were evaluated for their processing (vegetable and chips) and physical quality attributes. The experiment was carried out in the post harvest laboratory in 2014. To determine the chips quality, the fingers were peeled, sliced to a thickness of 2 mm and deep fat-fried in vegetable frying oil at initial temperature of 180°C for 4 min.
REFIN S.A. is located in the city of Samborondón – Ecuador which is a suburb of Guayaquil, country’s largest city and main port as well. Commercial operations of our family owned business began in year 1999 based on the partnership of Mr. Harold Müller-Gelinek (+) and Mr. Bernardo Malo, and since then the company has consistently grown always oriented towards providing premium quality tropical products to our off shore customers with whom we constantly work under long term relationship premises.
Experiencias de la aplicación comercial de la técnica de reproducción acelerada de semilla (TRAS) en plátano en Rivas y Nandaime
Development and Nutritional Impact of Ready to Serve (RTS) Juice from Selected Edible Resources Including Indigenous Fruits and Vegetables of Indian Origin
Banana (Musa species) is a very important crop in sub-Saharan Africa, especially Eastern Africa, where besides consumption as food, bananas have cultural and medicinal values. There are many types of bananas grown in Africa, but depending on how bananas are utilised, they can be broadly grouped as follows:
El manejo poscosecha de plátano es importante debido a que las perdidas pueden llegar a 100% del cultivo por problemas de daño mecánico, pudrición y maduración prematura. Con el manejo correcto y condiciones de transporte y almacenamiento adecuadas, se puede almacenar el plátano por 3 a 4 semanas.
Purpose: Slicing and Chipping root and tuber crops; Cassava, Yam, Sweet Potato, and also Plantain
Output: Up to 1.2 Ton per hour
- 3.5 Hp Petrol Engine; or
- 0.5 Hp Electric Motor
Fuel Consumption: 0.8 litres per hour (Petrol version)
Target client: Small- and Medium scale commercial processors