Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology
The IIFPT has formulated novel food products for COVID-19 patients. The food products are being supplied to hospitals to support the efforts against the disease.
About the Efforts
COVID-19 patients who are under medical examination at Thanjavur Medical College in Tamil Nadu and those who were recently discharged are being provided with nutritious food products from IIFPT. The food products are being packaged carefully by the IIFPT staff. In addition to this, IIFPT is also preparing hand sanitizers for police officers in the district.
The IIFPT has been preparing food products like cookies, rusks, breads and millet pops in addition to indigenous foods. Bread loaves with 9.8% protein and 8.1% fibre- containing dried moringa leaves, whey protein, groundnut power and natural immune system boosting ingredients like garlic, turmeric, ginger, pepper, and other spices are being prepared. Cookies containing spice extracts, over 14% proteins and 8.71% fibre are being manufacture. The rusk products are being prepared with 12.85% proteins and 10.61% fibres. None of the products contain synthetic additives.
IIFPT or Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology is a research and educational institute which is under the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries. It is located in Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu. It was established in 1967. It was upgraded in 2008 into a national institute.