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POWDER JAGGERY PROCESSING FROM SUGARCANE JUICE

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Powder Jaggery processing from sugarcane juice with organic clarificant

Powder Jaggery

The powder jaggery is produced from sugarcane juice by concentrating and allowing crystallization with continuous aeration to form powder or granular form. Traditional method of solid jaggery or jaggery powder making is the closest method. In conventional method of jaggery powder preparation, various chemicals, clarificants and emulsifiers are being used indiscriminately. “Powder jaggery” has advantages over the block jaggery as the powder gets equilibrated at lower moisture compared to solid jaggery blocks. Extra stirring involved in making jaggery increase the crystallinity of jaggery powder compared to corresponding solid blocks which make the product more user friendly. Jaggery powder is more stable even under severe storage conditions and hence has more shelf life. In an attempt to improve the business potential of jaggery, the manufactures are adding chemical clarificants at undefined rate during clarification. The chemical clarificants such as Hydros, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, super phosphate alum, sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate, Tri sodium phosphate and magna floc are used in the jaggery preparation. This often results in the indiscriminate use of chemical clarificants and other chemicals to improve marketability and shelf life. Apart from the addition of preservatives, other chemicals are added for better colour and appeal of the product. Hence, there is a necessity to improve methods for the production of quality of the jaggery to tap better indigenous and export market.

Powder Jaggery

In this direction, ICAR-SBI has developed an improved System and method for Powder jaggery processing from sugarcane juice with organic clarificant. Calcium carbonate is an approved constituent in organic preparation of food products by APHEDA is used to improve the pH of the juice (http://www.apeda.gov.in/apedawebsite/organic/ORGANIC_CONTENTS/English_Organic_Sept05.pdf). If the Juice pH is higher (>6), the addition of Calcium carbonate can be avoided. Instead of chemical clarificants mucilage extracted from plant parts are used as a clarificant. The optimized organic process ensures that product is of good quality with enhanced shelf life.

Licensing

For license requirement, the interested parties/firms/companies can contact,

The Director ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore - 641 007. Phone: 0422 - 2472621, 0422-2473971 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(1) For technical discussion, contact: Dr. K. Chandran Principal Scientist and Scientist in-charge ICAR - Sugarcane Breeding Institute (Research Centre) Civil station (PO), Kannur, Kerala Phone: 0497-27050545; 293 l 054 Mobile: 9447486554 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Interested parties may also approach to join as incubatee for improvement / modification in the product, which will be provided as per the terms and conditions of ICAR-SBI Agri Business Incubator.

(2) For ICAR-SBI Agri Business Incubator, Contact: Dr P. Murali Senior Scientist and PI ABI, ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore 641007 Telephone: (O) 0422-2472621 Exn: 230; Mobile: 9488367401

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