Food processing is the process of converting raw material into food, or food into other forms and processing the same product with packaging; hence resulting in value addition to the base product. It also enables empowering of agro dependent population and assists in transforming subsistence agriculture into a full fledged industry.
■ Generates employment
■ Benefits of food processing include toxin removal, preservation, easing marketing and distribution tasks, and increasing food consistency.
■ Contemporary food processing also improves the quality of product
with vitamins and minerals and replenishes the life of people with allergies, diabetics, and customize for the people who cannot consume some common food elements.
■ Encourages farmers to grow and cultivate more and better crops.
■ Provides potential for exports to fetch foreign exchange
It helps in uplifting economy.