Anupama Singh

Anupama Singh
National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management | NIFTEM · Department of Food Engineering

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In this study, four biochars prepared from different crop residue waste i.e. sugarcane bagasse (SBB), coconut shell (CNB), paddy straw (PDB), and distilled waste of lemongrass (LGB) were evaluated for removal of Remazol Brilliant Blue R from the aqueous system. The RBBR adsorption capacities of biochar were 97–79% for SBB, 99.9–99.47% for CNB, 66.1...
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The food processing industry is currently facing challenges in delivering safe, healthy, and high-quality food. Constant monitoring at each step of the supply chain of food is vital to resolve the issue of food contamination. To achieve this aim and to meet consumer prospects, the technologies promoting the concept of clean label food have been wid...
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COVID‐19 pandemic has increased the demand for antioxidant & micronutrient‐rich foods that are easy to prepare, consume and require less handling. In this research, we worked on the development of nutritious extruded snack made from barnyard millet, defatted soy flour, Indian gooseberry powder, and rice flour. Box‐Behnken Design of Response Surface...
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The use of effective extraction technique would be beneficial for degrading the cell wall leading to efficient leaching out of pigments with less degradation of pigments. The pigment extracted using this technique will be use as a replacement of synthetic colorant in food industry and pharmaceutical. The main objectives are to extract betalains pig...
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Resistance heating is unique to thermic food manufacturing applications, particularly getting popularity across the food sector. Here, a prototype ohmic heating device over a capability of 6.25 kg/hr has been developed to process fish. The developed device was used combined with PID-controlled solar dryer, and the parameters have been optimized by...
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In the present work, infrared drying (IRD) technique was used to process kinnow mandarin peels at different temperatures and to check its influence on quality characteristics. The drying behavior of peels was mapped using the semi-empirical models. The moisture, water activity, total phenol content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), DPPH radical...
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Sweet lime (Citrus limetta) peels are a rich and valuable bioactive residue obtained from the citrus processing industry. The high moisture content of the peels can be reduced by drying and dried peels could be used as an ingredient to enhance the nutritional value of foods. In this study, different drying operations viz; infrared drying (IRD), vac...
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Globalization has increased the consumer’s demand for safe and quality foods. To make food available to consumers from farm to fork, packaging plays a crucial role. The objective of packaging is to shield the foodstuff from degrading and to serve as the medium of communication between the processing industry and the consumers. Conventionally, sever...
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Citrus fruits fall in the category of those commercially grown fruits that constitute an excellent repository of phytochemicals and biologically active compounds, with health-promoting properties. Processing of fruit results in generation of large amounts of waste, which are fed to animals or disposed of, increasing the burden on the environment. H...
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This study involves information about the concentrations of nutrients (proteins, phenolic compounds, free amino acids, minerals (Ca, P, and Iron), hardness) in milled rice processed with enzymes; xylanase and cellulase produced by Aspergillus awamori, MTCC 9166 and Trichoderma reese, MTCC164. Brown rice was processed with 60–100% enzyme (40 mL buff...
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Citrus fruits are well known for their medicinal and therapeutic potential due to the presence of immense bioactive components. With the enormous consumption of citrus juice, citrus processing industries are focused on the production of juice but at the same time, a large amount of waste is produced mainly in the form of peel, seeds, pomace, and wa...
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Mechanization is the primary need in the field of agriculture for the purpose to maintain the quality of food products and hence reducing food waste. Edible coatings are best suited methods for shelf-life extension of fruits and vegetables, but with less availability of machines, the process is time consuming and laborious. Edible coatings are non-...
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Plants serve as a very rich source of bioactive molecules, which are used to treat various acute and chronic diseases in Ayurveda. Medicinal plant materials are formulated into various types of Ayurvedic medicine either by ancient or modern methods where standardization plays a pivotal role for authentication. Standardization confirms the identity,...
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This study was undertaken to analyze the dietary pattern and nutritional status of preschool children and to check the association between diet and socio-demographic factors. Dietary Pattern of 390 preschool children from Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state of India was assessed. 24-Hour dietary recall and food frequency questionnaire (...
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Millets are the harbinger of nutrition required for human health. Besides the diverse essential nutritional constituents like minerals, vitamins, micronutrients, etc., millet grains also contain a considerable amount of anti-nutritional constituents. The removal of anti-nutritional compounds from the particular type of millet is a mandatory require...
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Contaminations of heavy metals such as lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) in medicinal plants (MPs) not only restrict their safe consumption due to health hazards but also lower their productivity. Biochar amendments in the soil are supposed to immobilize the toxic metals, improve the soil quality and agricultural productivity. However, the impact of bioch...
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A polar green solvent based Microwave assisted oil extraction from low oil content source like bhat seed is one of the novel and sustainable approach. The understanding of exact mechanism of mass transfer and hence oil extraction is vital for its industrial scale application. The kinetics of oil extraction and their modeling is carried out in prese...
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The present study aims to optimize the process variables for development of ready-to-eat (RTE) iron-rich extruded snacks from locally available food grains (barnyard millet, defatted soy flour, amla (Indian gooseberry) and rice flour). Experiments were carried out using Box-Behnken design with three independent parameters viz, blend ratio (barnyard...
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Lipid-polymer hybrid (LPH) nanoparticles exhibit several advantages over polymeric and non-polymeric systems in terms of improved drug loading, controlled release, stability, and cellular uptake. Herein we report a scalable and stable monolithic lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles (LPNs) consisting of a combination of lipids (solid and liquid) and a...
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Damaged wheat grains are usually discarded following which they decompose naturally to cause environmental pollution. Potential for conversion of these starchy substrates to usable fermentable sugars was the subject of this study. Wheat grains in different quantities (10‐20%, w/v) were liquefied using different concentrations of α‐amylase (1−5% v/v...
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Drying of pre-treated turmeric slices was performed in an innovative infrared assisted hybrid solar dryer. The study evaluated the effect on the drying time and quality parameters (color, antioxidant activity) of the pre-treated turmeric slices by the independent parameters. Numerical optimization of process parameters for solar drying of turmeric...
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Background: In India, Anaemia among children is still one of the major nutritional problems of public health concern. Aim of the Study: The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of anaemia among Anganwadi children (3-6 years of age) and to determine the important risk factors associated with anaemia. Study Design: Cross-sectional st...
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In this work, hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, nitric acid and sulphuric acid were screened for their relative potential for hydrolysis of damaged wheat grains. Inhibitor concentration and reducing sugar were taken as performance parameters. Concentration of four inhibitors namely, furfural, 5-hydroxymethyl furfural, acetic acid and formic acid...
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An image analysis and optimization technique exploiting Photoshop software coupled with genetic algorithm (GA) for a food processing application has been explored. Color characteristics (L*, a*, b*, change in color, hue, and chroma) for freeze-dried mushrooms were determined. Mathematical models for predicting color characteristics of dried mushroo...
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High-pressure processing (HPP) is a complex technology based on a simple scientific fact. When high pressure of> 100 MPa is applied on any microorganisms, they are deactivated. This is the most effective technology for food materials containing moisture as moisture can act as a medium for the uniform transmission of pressure. Hence, world food mark...
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The application of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) in the freeze drying of button mushrooms has been investigated. Networks with a single hidden layer, different training algorithms and complexity in terms of the number of neurons were evaluated for identifying the best ANN infrastructure. Moisture content, moisture ratio and drying rate were take...
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Purpose Pea hulls have a significant contribution to agricultural waste and are left unattended. It has a rich nutrient media and may have application in waste utilization. In this investigation, the potential of pea hulls for the production of cellulase has been explored. Methods The effect of H2O2 concentration, agitation speed and harvesting ti...
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Use of agricultural wastes as substrate for the production of bioethanol can help to solve environmental problems caused by inadequate discharge of waste. The production of bioethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae using pea hull aqueous extract as a substrate was evaluated in this work. Response surface methodology was employed to study the effect of...
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The conditions for degree of pearling of finger millets were optimised based on its quality attributes. Empirical models were developed to predict quality parameters for different sets of milling conditions of dispersed density (430 kg.m-3 , 495 kg.m-3 , 560 kg.m-3), residence time (10 min, 12 min, 14 min) and roller speed (1000 rpm, 1200 rpm, 1400...
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Orange peel is the substantial pectin source which is considered as the primary component of plant tissues. Pectin is utilized as a gelling, emulsifying and thickening agent in numerous food products. At present, industrial pectin extraction is done by utilizing hot water at low pH for a long duration of time which is a time consuming process. Howe...
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Plants being the most abundant on the earth contain many bio resources chemicals in them which are required for making many medical drugs for curing enumerous diseases such as asthma, arthritis, cancer etc. These chemicals or bioactive constituents are present naturally in any parts of the plant like bark, leaves, flowers, roots, fruits, seeds, etc...
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The aim of this work was to study the application of genetic algorithm (GA) in modelling and optimization of cellulose production by Trichoderma reesei from pea hull. Enzyme activity of cellulase was determined using Filter Paper Activity (FPA) assay. Optimization of process parameters was performed using mathematical (MO) and genetic optimizers to...
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Consumption of fresh-cut fruit and vegetable is expanding worldwide mainly due to convenience in use and their health goodness like decrease in the threat of cardiovascular disorders and cancer. There is a rapid expansion of demand of these commodities attributable to the busy lifestyle and improved procuring capacity of the customer. Now with the...
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The demand of organic food has rapidly augmented worldwide in the recent years mainly due to consumer insights of quality and safety. Green technology has the possibilities to fulfill the yield of organic food by the techniques which are socially equitable, economically feasible, ecologically comprehensive and environmentally sustainable. In develo...
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In the current years the intake of fresh-cut fruits has been raising due to their numerous health benefits. Development of eatable coating on these minimally processed produce is considered as the recent alternative to reduce the quality deterioration and extend the shelf-life. The basic purpose of this research was to develop an edible coating and...
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A method for reducing the energy consumption during freeze drying has been proposed. Water activity variation with time has been explored for button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus L.). The effect of primary and secondary drying temperatures on water activity was found significant (p < 0.05) as compared to sample thickness and pressure. The economics o...
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Ohmic heating, is a novel thermal food processing technique in which alternating electric current is passed through liquid or liquid-particulates foods mainly for heating purpose. The principle behind this method of heating is based on Ohm's law of electricity. The parameters like rate of heat generation in the system, electrical conductivity and c...
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Button mushroom cubes of constant cross-sectional area (0.75 cm × 1.5 cm) and varying thickness (2 mm, 5 mm, and 8 mm) were freeze-dried. Pressure (0.04, 0.07, and 0.10mbar), primary drying temperature (−2∘C, −5∘C, and −8∘C), and secondary drying temperature (25∘C, 28∘C, and 31∘C) were taken as drying parameters. The protein, ascorbic acid, and ant...
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In this study, an efficient and green technology i.e. microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) was applied to extract the crude oil from black soybean (Glycine max var). During experiment, effect of three independent variables, solvent type (iso-propanol, ethanol, iso-propanol + water and ethanol + water), particle size (<1, 2 and 4 mm) and soaking time...
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Introduction Asparagus is the one most commonly used traditional medicine [1]. It is used as anti-cancer herbal medicine and blood purifier. Several tonics like energetic tonics and medicines to relieve hypertension, anaemia and to improve digestion are prepared from asparagus roots. Asparagus has high respiratory activity even after harvesting so...
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Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica. L.) is a wild, unique herbaceous perennial flowering plant with stinging hairs. It has long history of use as a food source as a soup or curries, and also used as a fiber as well as medicinal herb. The current aim of present study was to analyze the effect of temperature and loading density on protein content and col...
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Biocontrol agents belonging to the genus Trichoderma prove to be potent agents against soil borne pathogens. Trichoderma species not only prevents the soil borne pathogens to cause diseases but also play an important role in increasing root growth and development, crop productivity, resistance to abiotic stress and uptake and use of nutrients. Duri...
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Biocontrol agents are used as a alternative to chemical pesticides for the control of phytopathogens. Trichoderma species are well known biocontrol agents for a variety of soil borne pathogens. However, their efficient interaction with the host needs to be accompanied by production of secondary metabolites and cell wall degrading enzymes. Phosphate...
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Ohmic heating is a process in which alternating electric current is passed through liquid-particulates foods to heat them. The heating occurs in the form of internal energy generation within the product. Voltage is applied directly to the electrodes at both ends of the product body which cause internal energy generation within the food material. Th...
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Ohmic heating is a process in which alternating electric current is passed through liquid-particulates foods to heat them. The heating occurs in the form of internal energy generation within the product. Voltage is applied directly to the electrodes at both ends of the product body which cause internal energy generation within the food material. Th...
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Ohmic heating is a process in which alternating electric current is passed through liquid-particulates foods to heat them. The heating occurs in the form of internal energy generation within the product. Voltage is applied directly to the electrodes at both ends of the product body which cause internal energy generation within the food material. Th...
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Most isolates of the genus Trichoderma were found to act as mycoparasites of the many economically important aerial and soil-borne plant pathogens. Trichoderma has gained importance as an alternate for chemical pesticides and hence an attempt was intended to corroborate the positive connexion of molecular and morphological characters. A fungal stra...
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Strain identification in situ is an important factor in the monitoring of microorganisms used in the field. In this study, we demonstrated the use of sequencecharacterized amplified region (SCAR) markers to detect genomic DNA from Trichoderma harzianum Th azad from soil. Two primers (SCAR A1/SCAR A1c) were tested against DNA of 49 isolates of Trich...
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Ten species of Trichoderma were isolated from the rhizospheric soil, collected from the different locations of U.P. Both morphological and molecular characterization of the isolated species was done. All the ten isolated species were screened for chitinase enzyme production on solid agar medium using bromocresol purple for developing the clear zone...
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Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) is the process of separating one component (the extractant) from another (the matrix) using supercritical fluids like CO2, propane, butane and ethylene as the extracting solvent. A supercritical fluid is any substance at a temperature and pressure above its critical point. These are highly compressed gases, whic...