Dietary Fiber



Bengal Gram Husk



Garlic Fiber

Research and Development - Agro Processing - Waste to Wealth

One of our main objectives is to convert any process waste in to wealth. We envisions in converting agricultural waste into high value products. Over five years research work in screening more than 500 varieties of agro wastes such as husk, hulls, bran, straw, pod, and leaf as inexpensive source of renewable cellulose and lignocelluloses effected the feasibility of dietary fibers production in India. The research has led to development of cost effective technologies to produce soluble, insoluble dietary fibers and microcrystalline cellulose with in India.

Potential of Bengal Gram in South India

India is the fifth largest legume produced in the world. India has been one of the leading producers of Bengal gram for several decades, accounting for nearly 68.13 % of the world production. Tamil Nadu is one of the largest dhal processing states with the dhal processing facility that ranges from cottage industries to state of Art and modernized manufacturing plants 10,000 to 1, 00,000 tons/annul of Bengal gram. Dhal processing industries accumulate huge quantity of Bengal gram husk. We have identified the true potential of the husk of Bengal gram contains essential non-glycemic, dietary cellulose fibers, which can be used in daily diet to control obesity. We developed a process and patented the technology for the converting husk of Bengal gram to insoluble dietary fibers and micro-crystalline dietary cellulose currently we are exploring the manufacturing activities.

Facts

  • High fibers diets have been reported to reduce risk of colon and rectal cancers, blood serum cholesterol levels and serum cholesterol.

  • Currently, testing on animal studies to increase insulin secretion, regulate hormone secretions, regulate cholesterol synthesis, bulking stomach, anti obesity are in progress.

  • Microcore identified that the true potential of the husk of Bengal gram husk and Garlic peel husk that contains essential non-glycemic, dietary cellulose fibers, which can be used in daily diet to control obesity.

Garlic fiber Potential from South India

INSOLUBLE FIBERS FROM PEEL AND HUSK OF GARLIC, ALLIUM SATIVUM describes efficient process to recover insoluble dietary fiber at low cost and for various size distributions from garlic husk. The processed fiber is of high purity that has eight folds of water absorption and seven folds of oil absorption for Good creaminess and emulsification was achieved with the Allium sativum fiber. The high water and oil absorption would be almost appropriate for the selective food applications.