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Market Scenario of Commercially Available Millet Products

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.6, No. 7)

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Page : 304-307

Keywords : Millet products; ready to cook; ready to eat; organic; regular; FSSAI; packaging and labelling;

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Millets are nutritious and serve as food for several million people. Nowadays, different types of millet products are available in Bengaluru city. This study was taken up to assess availability of different processed millet products and their packaging and labelling details. Hundred processed millet products were collected from selected shops namely, organic shops, supermarkets and general stores in Bengaluru city. Collected products were classified based on RTC and RTE. The results showed that Out of hundred products 52 were RTC and 48 were RTE, out of 48 RTE, 10 were from organic and remaining 38 were regular products, whereas in RTC 36 were organic and 16 were regular products. The major millet products available in the market were made of finger millet and foxtail millet. Most of the millet products were available in supermarket compared to organic shops and general stores. Most of RTC millet products were based on flours and RTE were mainly bakery products. Most of the RTC products were packed using polypropylene and silver foil where as maximum RTE products were packed in plastic boxes. Most of millet products in both RTC and RTE had the labeling details according to the FSSAI standard. Most of organic products were compiled by FSSAI standard compared to regular category.

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