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Robo Cooks

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  INTRODUCTION : Robotics and Robotic Process Automation are an integral part of Industry 4.0. This has significant implications on the packaged foods since robots are now an essential part of the industry. At the factory floor, robots help with new ways to process and package food which greatly improves food safety and sanitation scores. The use of robots also presents an opportunity to delegate jobs that are ergonomically difficult and dangerous for human workers. FOOD SAFETY : ●        Although the increasing presence of robots in factories is partially motivated by labor costs,  their impact on food safety is even greater. Robots provide a clean, contamination-free production environment which ensures food handling and processing occurs in a zero contamination environment. ●        The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 48 million Americans are infected, 128,000 hospitalized and 3,000 die due to foodborne illnesses every year. As a result, limiting human contact with f

Go Mithas

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If you were to imagine Indian sweets, then somewhere in the vast lineup of sweets, you will picture a podium of ‘Laddus’, all unique in ingredients and cooking styles. But what exactly is a laddu? Well, at its simplest, these delicious sweets are golf ball-shaped delicacies usually made of flour, a rich fat (ghee), and a lot of sugar. But what sets Laddus apart is their range and diversity. Right from the famous ‘Motichoor ka Laddu’, to ones made with sesame seeds or those incorporating dates and other dry fruits, laddus are definitely everywhere. A simple online search for ‘Most Famous Indian Sweets’ points towards laddus, but before the advent of technology of any sort (think 2000 years ago), laddus were consumed as medicine. Yes, these ball-shaped sweets were originally used for better health and have been around since the 4th century BC. Laddus were first used by renowned Indian doctor Sushruta as part of a treatment for his patients. This early version of laddus doubled as an an

OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES IN INDIAN BAKING SECTOR

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  Introduction Bakery products, due to high nutrient value and affordability, are an item of huge consumption. Due to the rapid population rise, the rising foreign influence, the emergence of a female working population and the fluctuating eating habits of people, they have gained popularity among people, contributing significantly to the growth trajectory of the bakery industry. Bakery holds an important place in food processing industry and is a traditional activity. With regard to bakery products, consumers are demanding newer options, and the industry has been experiencing fortification of bakery products in order to satiate the burgeoning appetite of the health-conscious Indian. A number of healthy products have been launched in the bakery segment, and are gaining popularity at a high rate. The mounting presence of bakery chains has further triggered the growth in the sector. Indian scenario India is the world’s second largest producer of food next to China, and has the potent
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SWEETENERS IN PASTRY AND CONFECTIONERY INTRODUCTION A preference for sweet taste is innate and sweeteners can increase the pleasure of eating.Nutritive sweeteners contain carbohydrate and provide energy. They occur naturally in food or may be added in food processing or by consumers before consumption. Higher intake of added sugars is associated with higher energy intake and lower diet quality, which can increase the risk for obesity. DISCUSSION Sweeteners :-   Is a substance used to sweeten food or drink, especially one other than sugar. Types of sweeteners    NATURAL                                  ARTIFICIAL UsED in Cooking and Baking Natural sweeteners     Sweetness Color Tenderness Moistness Volume Artificial Sweeteners Sweetness NATURAL SWEETENERS Produced by nature, without added chemicals or fancy machinery. The only sugars that are optimal to eat are wild, non-hybridized , seeded fruits, and the nat