Food Processing Opportunities in Kerala

Food Consultant for Kerala

Scenario of State of  Kerala

Kerala has a 580 km long coastline. Kochi, Kozhikode, Kollam, Thrissur, Alappuzha, Palakkad, Thalassery, Ponnani and Manjeri are some of the key cities in the state.

Kerala has always been a ‘Leader State’ in food processing. A State with food processing sector forming a backbone towards making major contributions to food exports from the country ever since the time of independence. Banana, cultivated in 0.57 lakhs ha with a production of 4.89 lakh MTs, is a crop for which Kerala has earned reputation for its ‘Nendran’ variety.

Advantage Kerala

  • Leader in food production and consumption

  • Skilled Man Power 93.91% literacy rate

  • Wide range of fiscal and policy incentives for businesses

  • Robust industrial infrastructure with five fully functional Food Parks

  • Home for 75% of India’s EU Certified Sea Food Units

Key Production Highlights of Kerala

Largest Producer :  Largest Producer of  Banana in the Country. Rank 2 in Production of Cocoa. Rich in production of Pineapple, Tapioca, Sweet Potato and Passion Fruit.

Infrastructure

  • 2 Mega Food Parks.

  • 2 Agri Export Zones.

  • 123 Industrial Parks and Growth Centre.

  • 2 ICD.

  • 4 Airport.

Economic Snapshot

  • At current prices, Kerala’s GSDP was about Rs 8.76 trillion (US$ 125.27 billion) in 2019-20.

  • The state’s GSDP recorded a CAGR of 11.59 per cent between 2011-12 and 2019-20.

  • Kerala share in total export from India was 3.22% valued US$ 8523.81 Million in 2019 (Apr-Dec).

  • According to DPIIT, during April 2000 to June 2019, FDI inflows into the state* reached US$ 2.24 billion.

  • In October 2019, state attracted around Rs 10,000 crore (US$ 1.43 billion) investment from different investors belonging from Dubai.

  • In 2019 (up to October 2019), five investment intentions under IEMs worth Rs 129 crore (US$ 18.46 million) have been proposed in the state.

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Horticulture Crops

•Coconut

•Banana

•Jackfruit

•Mango

•Pineapple

•Tapioca

•Passion Fruit

•Tomato

Spices Crops

•Pepper

•Ginger

•Garlic

•Cardamom

Agriculture Crop

•Rice

•Sugarcane

•Cofee

•Tea

 

Food Processing Opportunities 

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Fruits & Vegetable processing

  • F&V Canning & Ketchup Line

  • F&V Aseptic & Concentrate Unit

  • Fruit Juice/ Squashes

  • IQF/Frozen F&V

  • Jam & Jelly

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Food Ingredient Units

  • Food Color

  • Extracts from Spices

  • Pectin/ Antioxidant Extraction Unit

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Specialized Units-1

  • Fortified Dairy/ F&V Products

  • Fortified Bakery products

  • Nutraceutical Products

  • Probiotic Food

Spices in Heaps

Spice & Herbs Processing

  • Organic Spice Grinding Line

  • Herbs Cutting & Grinding

  • Spice Paste & Powder

  • Spice oil extraction units

  • Whole and ground Spices

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Dairy Products

  • Milk based Sweets

  • Pasteurized Milk

  • Milk Products (Paneer, Ghee, Cheese, Curd/ Lasse, Powder)

  • Canned Sweets Line

  • Ice Cream Line

  • UHT Milk Packaging in Tetrapack

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Specialized Units-2

  • Food Enzymes

  • Functional Foods

  • Super Critical Fluid Extraction

  • Food Testing Lab

  • Honey processing

Stalks of Wheat

Cereal Products

  • Flour Mill/ Rice Mill

  • Bakery Line

  • Solvent Extraction Unit

  • Macroni Products

  • Breakfast Cereals

  • Extruded & Fried Snacks

  • Instant Mixes/ Soups

Couscous with Meat and Vegetables

Egg & Meat Products

  • Frozen Meat Products

  • Egg Powder Unit

  • Canned Fish & Meat Products

  • Sausages & Salami

  • Ready to Cook products

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Pulse Products

  • Dal Mill

  • RTE Products

  • Besan Mill

  • Canned Pulses

  • Puffed Snacks

  • Organic Whole Pulses

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Beverage Unit

  • RTS Juice in Tetrapak

  • Instant Tea Products

  • Natural Mineral Water

  • Packaged Drinking Water

  • Vitamin Drink

  • Sports Drink