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Food and Bioprocess Technology

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 327–339 | Cite as

Post-harvest Processing of Banana: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Debabandya Mohapatra
  • Sabyasachi Mishra
  • Chandra Bhan Singh
  • Digvir Singh Jayas
Review Paper

Abstract

Banana has a special place in the daily diet of millions of people around the world for sustenance and nutrient enrichment. Some of the popular food uses of banana are chips, raw ripened fruit, cooked green banana, fermented and unfermented beverages, juice, puree, dried flour for bakery and infant formula food. Banana is also used as a starch source for various chemicals and packaging materials. The storability and functional properties of these products can be altered by the application of various innovative food processing technologies. This review article focuses on different banana products, their potential for non-conventional uses and associated prospective novel processing techniques for value addition and preservation.

Keywords

Banana Processing Juice Chips Puree Powder 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the Canada Research Chairs program for partial funding of this study. They also thank Anand Agricultural University and Central Agricultural University, India for providing facilities to prepare this review article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Debabandya Mohapatra
    • 1
  • Sabyasachi Mishra
    • 2
  • Chandra Bhan Singh
    • 3
  • Digvir Singh Jayas
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Food Processing Technology and Bio-energyAnand Agricultural UniversityAnandIndia
  2. 2.College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest TechnologyCentral Agricultural UniversityGangtokIndia
  3. 3.Department of Biosystems EngineeringUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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