Utilization of Pulses – Value Addition and Product Development

Mazumdar, S D and Durgalla, P and Gaur, P M (2016) Utilization of Pulses – Value Addition and Product Development. In: Pulses for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security in SAARC Region. SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dhaka, pp. 65-98. ISBN 978-984-34-1521-9

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Consumer awareness of health, quality of food and healthy nutrition options, and convenience and ready to eat (RTE) food products is growing. Access to affordable good quality protein delivered in a convenient format, especially for the vegetarian population in the SAARC countries, is a major need to be addressed in order to ensure nutritional security. Pulses are a rich source of protein and also have documented proof of their beneficial micronutrient, bioactive and functional properties (Philanto and Korhonen, 2003). Today in the SAARC countries the large population of youth, growing middle class and urban working women; are all demanding global/cross regional cuisines right at their doorsteps with the need for delivering health and wellness. This important trend in the SAARC countries is what the policy makers and industry needs to take into consideration towards promoting utilization of pulses through value addition...

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Research Program : Innovation Systems for the Drylands (ISD)
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pulses, SAARC Region, Grain Legumes, Food and Nutrition Security, Pulses Production, Pulses Crops, Legumes
Subjects: Others > Food Legumes
Others > Food and Nutrition
Others > Food Security
Others > Legume Crops
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 08:10
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 05:10
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9868
Acknowledgement: The Printing of this book was financed by Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF), AIC Building (3rd Floor), BARC Campus, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh. This book chapter is part of the book Pulses for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security in SAARC Region. The Celebration of International Year of Pulses-2016 on 8th December 2016 in SAC, Dhaka was jointly organized by the various agencies.
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