It is a frying process that is carried out at pressures well below atmospheric level. It has been used forvariety of fruits and vegetables that include mango, banana, jackfruit, coconut, strawberry, pineapple, carrot, radish, pumpkin, sweet potato, okra, beetroot, beans and plantain. Vacuum frying offers an alternative technique to improve the quality of fried fruit and vegetables other than by atmospheric deep frying process.
India’s salty snack market to be valued at more than $2 billion (Rs17,000crore), and expects it to surpass sales of nearly $5 billion (Rs 35,801 crore) by 2020. these packaged food firms could grow twice as fast as their multinational corporation’s rivals such as PepsiCo by 2020 in this segment. This facilitates the development of new technologies and ensures a high quality product.
Few Indian major players are as under
· Amrit Agro Inds. Ltd.
· Balaji Wafers Pvt. Ltd.
· D F M Foods Ltd.
· Frito-Lay India
· Gopal Snacks Pvt. Ltd.
· Haldiram Foods Intl. Ltd.