Pickle is a general term used for fruits or vegetables preserved in vinegar or brine, usually with spices or sugar or both. Pickle producing businesses are engaged in producing pickle in different varieties. Natural fruit and vegetable items are used as raw material for producing various types of pickles i.e. mango, beet, cabbage, cauliflower etc.
Pickling is one of the oldest methods of food preservation. Indian pickles play an important role in fruit and vegetable preservation industry. Among the Indian pickles the ones from mango are very popular. As such mango pickle prepared with oil is stored for a long period; it loses texture and becomes soft which is not acceptable by the consumers. Further, it is difficult to carry pickle which is oily. Modernization has leaded to lack of time and there is a need for convenience food for working people.
There is very good market demand of mango pickles. This is manufactured by some well-organized sector as well as many unorganized private tiny and small scale sector. Market demand almost increases by 3% per annum which is actually population growth rate. There is very good export demand in the European countries as well as in the Middle East Asian countries. Thus due to demand it is a good opportunity for entrepreneurs to invest.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
· Aachi Spices & Foods Pvt. Ltd.
· Desai Brothers Ltd.
· Eastern Overseas Ltd.
· G D Foods Mfg. (India) Pvt. Ltd.
· Global Green Co. Ltd.
· Indana Spices & Food Inds. Ltd.
· Planet Pickles Pvt. Ltd.
· Titan Foods & Fashions Ltd.