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Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority(APEDA) has launched a variety of millet products for all age groups at affordable prices ranging from Rs 5 to Rs 15 at the AAHAR food fair.
What is AAHAR Food Fair?
AAHAR is Asia’s biggest B2B international food and hospitality fair.
Organized by: APEDA and the India Trade Promotion Organization(ITPO).
Purpose: To showcase agricultural and processed food products to the global players in the food and beverages industry as the fair is visited by a large number of importers from different parts of the world.
What has APEDA launched at AAHAR Food Fair?
Millet in Minutes: APEDA has launched a variety of “Millet in Minutes” products under the category of Ready-to-Eat(RTE) such as Upma, Pongal, Khichadi, Noodles, Biryani, etc. This is the first RTE millet product in the market to cater the fast-paced world at their convenience in a healthy way.
Note: The millets are a rich source of protein, fibre, minerals, iron, calcium and have a low glycemic index. In view of this, the government has notified millets as Nutri-cereals in April 2018.
Moreover, in March 2021, the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets.
Display of GI Products: APEDA has put on display Geographical Indication(GI) agricultural products at AAHAR.The products include: 1) Punjab – Basmati Rice, 2) Karnataka – Gulbarga Tur Dal, 3) Maharashtra – Sangli Raisin, Kolhapur Jaggery, 4) Manipur – Chak-Hao and Kachai Lemon, 5) Mizoram – Ginger and Chili, 6) Sikkim – Large Cardamom, 7) Kerala – Navara Rice, Pokkali Rice, Kaipad Rice, 8) Himachal Pradesh – Kala Jeera, Chulli Oil, 9) West Bengal – Gobindobhog Rice, Tulaipanji Rice, Banglar Rasgulla, 10) Rajasthan – Bikaneri Bhujia and 11) Odisha – Kandhamal Haladi.
Sources: The post is based on the article “APEDA launches gluten-free millet products for all age groups at affordable prices” published in PIB on 30th April 2022.