Even as the Department of Horticulture is contemplating organising a jackfruit fair at Kadri Park here next month to showcase value-added products of the fruit and create market opportunities for them, University of Agricultural Science (UAS), Bangalore, will exhibit various jackfruit products, including jackfruit biscuit and muffin, developed and standardised by it in the State capital on June 24.

It would be an opportunity for food processors, budding jackfruit entrepreneurs from Dakshina Kannada to see and taste value-added products of jackfruit developed and standardised by the university.

According to a press release from the university, products like ready-to-cook tender jackfruit, ice-cream, peda, squash, jack seed powder, ready-to-serve drink, jackfruit biscuit and jackfruit muffin will be exhibited and also served for trial to the food industry representatives.

The event titled ‘Research-industry interface meet on jackfruit value-added products’, is aimed at drawing the attention of food processing industry to take up mass production of these novel products, the release said.

These products are being popularised by the university and the Union Department of Biotechnology through the multi-institutional project titled ‘A value chain on jackfruit and its products’, it said.

The meet will be held at North Block Conference Hall at 10 a.m. There is no registration fee. Industry representatives may register on June 23, through phone or mail. For details, call 9901848985 or e-mail: re.uas.blore@gmail.com , the release said.

Meanwhile, budding entrepreneurs at a jackfruit mela at Punacha in Bantwal taluk, Dakshina Kannada on Sunday shared their experiences of making different products.

Speaking at the valedictory, Yogesh H.R., Deputy Director, Department of Horticulture, which was promoting jackfruit clusters in Dakshina Kannada, said that if the exhibition was organised at Kadri Park in Mangalore it would draw the attention of many entrepreneurs who could create new market for the products.

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