This Agrodok describes simple techniques to preserve fruit and vegetables. It starts with theoretical information on food spoilage, its causes, effects and prevention in general. Then, it describes various preparation methods used for the various preservation methods. It also gives descriptions of the required materials and techniques. These methods include heating, drying, preserving with salt and vinegar, making jam, juice, syrups, jellies and candied fruit. This Agrodok focusses on preservation techniques that can be applied on a small (family) scale and to earn an income. One chapter provides information on developing a food processing enterprise. The appendices contain detailed information on pasteurization, sterilization and preparation methods for various types of fruits and vegetables.
Sample PDF: Preservation of fruit and vegetables
No. of pages: 86