ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture

A natural colourant cum nutraceuticals-supplement derived from karonda

The old adage ‘first to feast is the eyes’ underlines the importance of colours in our life. People’s perception towards food items is generally influenced by their appearance. Colour is an important component of appearance, which govern the quality of foods. Colour of a food or beverage play a profound role in flavour perception. One way of colouring food through natural means is addition of a strongly coloured food to the intended food item, which is to be coloured.                                                        ......Read More............

   किसान गोष्ठी एवं संकल्प से सिद्धि का शुभारम्भ: आज दिनांक अगस्त 19, 2017 को मान्नीय सांसद श्री प्रभात सिंह चौहान, पंचमहल एवं डॉ. ए.के.सिंह, उपमहानिदेशक (बागवानी) की गरीमामयी उपस्थिति में किसान गोष्ठी एवं संकल्प से सिद्धि का भव्य शुभारम्भ केन्द्र के प्रांगण में किया गया ।     ......Read More............
About the Institute
The ICAR-Central Institue for Arid Horticulture is involved in research and development work of horticultural fruit and vegetable since 1993. The recurrent drought and extreme aridity are common phenomena. The average rainfall is about 230 mm/annum. May-June are hottest months (mean maximum temperature 42.9 0C and mean nimumun temperature 29.6 0C and December-January are coldges months of the year (mean maximum temperature 23.70C and mean minimum temperature 8.9 0C. Occasional frost is also experienced durign January and February. The soil of the area is sandy, desertic, poor in fertility and water holding capacity.

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