Coming to the products section of the food products we have a huge variety as we mentioned earlier. Now we will have a slightly detailed look at all the kinds which are available :
a) Canned Food
This type of food as the name suggests is canned. The safest way of canning food stuffs is under high heat and pressure. In canning, the food is first sealed in air-tight jars and then it is heated to kill of all the microorganisms. Nowadays most of the canning is done through tin-coated steel. The famous canned foods include: 1) Sausages 2) Baked Beans 3) Spam
b) Organic Food
As mentioned in the previous articles, organic food
is that kind of food which is not treated with pesticides
and fertilizers in case of crops and antibiotics and
growth hormones in case of animals. The organic food
industry has been rapidly growing every year as people
have decided to go back to basics in a bid to avoid
the potentially nutrition degrading enhancers.
c) Food Essence / Flavoring / Colors and Preservatives
These are the additives which are added to the food
for various purposes. Food essence caters to the essence
and the smell which is added. This might be sweet
essences like the vanilla or some kind of fruit essence
or might be specific essences used locally. Flavoring
is most rampant in Asian countries like India.
d) Frozen Foods
These are the foods which are stored in very cold conditions. The freezing process slows the decaying and bacterial infections. These foods are hugely popular in the western parts of the world but not too popular in the eastern ones. Famous frozen foods are: 1) Salami 2) Ham 3) Fish
e) Instant Food / Junk Food
Well this is what we all love isn't it. Junk food has been one of the biggest hits in the food industry. Everyone loves to go out and satisfy his hunger within a matter of minutes. Junk food fits the bill. Burgers, sandwiches, garlic breads, donuts, or any other junk you can think of you get it here.
f) Honey and Jams
Honey is one of the oldest and most popular sweets available naturally. Nowadays honey is processed and produced on a very large scale, with thousands of dedicated honey farms. Honey is one of the few food stuffs which require no to very less preservation. Jam is yet another sweet which is economical and largely common. Jams are made of mashed fruits which are then boiled in a sugar and water.
g) Sweetmeats and Farsan
Now these two food products are a rage in all of India
and are slowly spreading across the continent. Be
it the oh so sweet Gulab Jamun or the spicy yet delicious
Sev. They sell like hot cakes or better. There are
loads and tons of shops around India where you can
get these special Indian delicacies.
h) Ice creams and SorbetsIce creams are something which as popular as junk food if not more. The variety of ice creams available is immense. You can choose one of the million flavors or can mix them up to make your own flavor. The ice cream industry is very large, with many international players like Baskin Robbins on the market.
Though they haven't yet come into the Indian markets one of the biggest sources of ice creams is the Ice cream van. They are a mega hit amongst children of all ages. Sorbets are frozen desserts which are made from iced fruit puree and a host of other ingredients. Sorbets however aren't on a competing level with ice creams.