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Watermelon RTS beverage

Watermelon RTS beverage
Application / Use: Fruit Processing Industry
Input Needed: Watermelon fruits, Sugar, Citric acid, Ginger, Processing equipments.
Output Capacity: 250 ml x 150 bottles/100kg watermelon fruits
Specific Benefits:  
Unit Cost: Rs. 6.0 Lakhs (Small scale industry)
Description: Delicious ready to serve beverage can be prepared from watermelon by using edible coloured portion by blending and adjusting of TSS, acidity and addition of ginger extract and heat processing. The processed juice can be stored either at refrigerated condition (4-5°C) or ambient conditions. Shelf life of beverage is 6 months at ambient condition and 12 months at refrigerated conditions
Developed By: Dr. I.N. Doreyappa Gowda, Principal Scientist (Hort.), Division of Post Harvest Technology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake (PO), Bangalore- 560 089
Contact Person: Director, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessarghatta Lake, Bangalore-560 089, Tel: 080-28466420-24 (ext. 200); Fax: 080-28466291; email: director@iihr.ernet.in
Institute: IIHR, Bangalore