International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition

International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition


International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2021)

Livelihood generation through ficus chunks: A newly developed food items from figs (Ficus carioca)


Purnima Kumari Prajapati, Komal Singh, Archana Vaishya

At present scenario there is a big problem of unemployment in India and all over world also. So it's time to think about to solve this problem with innovative ideas. There is a big effect on poor communities; they have no sources of income. That’s why the product which is making with the help of locally easily available resources and very low cost ingredient with easy processing as its affordable and adoptable, and its can become boon for eradicating poverty by providing a sustainable source of income to farming families both in rural and urban areas specially women’s. The raw ingredients which are used in this product are easily available in nature and also in local market. The product is basically based on a traditional recipe which is usually used and common in villages/rural areas. We learn and very familiar with the chunks like soya chunks, lentils chunks etc, here the product Ficus chunks process with the help of Ficus carioca which is highly nutritious with health benefits of diabetes, skin problems, hairs problems, improve digestibility etc. The Ficus Chunks i.e. newly developed food items from Ficus carioca able to provide sustainable source of income to farming families both in rural and urban areas especially to women’s and helps in livelihood generation.
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