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Potential of dehydrating meat and vegetables to reduce wastage

Source : The Print


Notes by Narsi

In India, food waste is about 68.8 million tonnes in 2021 which contributes to 50 kg per capita per year.

While more sophisticated cold chain and logistics solutions are being attempted to bring down this loss, can produce dehydration help?

Dehydrating goods such as vegetables and meat presents the potential to keep nutrients at peak level and boosts food security for local communities.

For instance, a food-tech company in Mumbai has come up with an electricity-free food dehydrator that enables people in rural areas to preserve their products for up to a year without chemicals. S4S’s solar-powered food dehydration technology could be quite relevant for countries such as India where 40% of food losses happen at post-harvest and processing levels.

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