A Himachal university develops technology for apple cider vinegar. The state-run Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in Nauni, Himachal Pradesh. Has devised a technique for the manufacture of vinegar and base wine from low-grade and malformed apples, authorities said Sunday.
The newest technology will address the disadvantages of conventional techniques. Which are inefficient and produce low-quality vinegar, according to Vice-Chancellor Parvinder Kaushal.
The university inked a memorandum of understanding on Saturday with a Shimla-based food processing business. For the manufacture of apple cider vinegar using technologies developed by university scientists as part of a DST project.
This is the second company to sign a non-exclusive licensing agreement with the university for the transfer of this technology. In exchange for a technology fee of Rs 40,000, according to a statement from the institution.
Therefore Under the terms of this agreement, the business will produce and distribute cider vinegar using university technology and will recognize the institution on the product label.
K.D. Sharma, director of the Department of Food Science and Technique, said that the technology offers an alternative to conventional ways of producing apple cider vinegar. And may also be used to maximize the use of culled apples while increasing farm revenue.
He commended the entrepreneurs — Nanda and Yashwant Chhajta — for their trust in university technology and informed them of many other university-developed technologies and procedures that might benefit the business.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, demand for apple cider vinegar has risen significantly in recent years as a result of its many health advantages.
He said that the business needs investigate the manufacturing. And the development of several Apple products in order to fully use the fruit.
Apart from hydroelectric power and tourism, Himachal Pradesh’s economy is heavily reliant on horticulture. With an annual fruit sector worth more than Rs 3,500 crore.
Apples alone account for about 89 percent of overall fruit output.
According to Horticulture Department estimates, a lack of cold chains results in 25% of product decaying.