Value Addition in Vegetable Crops

  • S. Datta
  • R. Chatterjee
  • J. C. Jana


India is the second largest producer of vegetable next to China. Most of the vegetables are highly perishable and have limited life, which need to be marketed immediately or processed into varied value-added products. Diversification of vegetable products for export and domestic consumption reduces the risk of loss due to price fluctuation. This increased demand for value-added products is due to the change in the market behaviour, changes in consumer preferences and emergences of supermarkets, which have resulted in the usages of more value-added, ready-to-use vegetable products and vegetable in consumer packs. These products also have a high demand in the defence sector of the different country. Among the different vegetable value-added products, dehydrated potato, peas, carrot, cauliflower, tomato-based processed products, pickles and chutney from different vegetables are the most important. Apart from these lycopenes from tomato and watermelon, tomato seed oil, frozen vegetables, organic vegetables, minimal processed vegetables, consumer-packed vegetables, etc., are also important.


Sweet Potato Potato Chip Sodium Benzoate Tomato Juice Lycopene Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Uttar Banga Krishi ViswavidyalayaPundibari, Cooch BeharIndia

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