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CFTRI launches two new products

Mysuru, Feb 12 (UNI) Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), one of the primer food research institute in the Country, has developed two new traditional food products that have long shelf-life. The product will be shortly available in the market and is produced and marketed by Latti Foods, Dharwad.
According to CFTRI release here on Tuesday, the new products included 'Godhi Huggi', a traditional sweet preparation in North Karnataka, is now available in cans that lasts for around a year on the store shelves. “Godhi Huggi” is a kheer-like preparation that is prepared from wheat and ‘Prasadam’distributed by the Mysuru-based Avadhootha Datta Peetham. Made from wheat flour, Jaggery, ghee, coconut and dry fruits. It is available packed in tin-free steel cans and has a minimum shelf-life of three months.
“The Avadhoota Datta Peetham, also known as Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashram, Mysuru had approached the Institute for the development of wheat-based 'Prasadam' with a long shelf life. We have used hurdle technology to process and pack. 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,” Mr Sathish added.
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