India exports first consignment of vegetable based meat products to US
India has exported the first consignment of plant-based meat products from Nadiad in Kheda district of Gujarat to California.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The first shipments exported to the US from Nadiad include vegetarian food products like momos, mini samosas, patties, nuggets, spring rolls, burgers.
Due to the rich fiber and low cholesterol content, vegan food products are becoming alternative food products around the world.
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Authority (APEDA) said that they are working towards promoting plant-based meat products without interfering in the traditional animal-based meat export market.
APEDA plans to promote a variety of vegetarian food products, including pancakes, snacks and cheese, to Australia, Israel, New Zealand and other countries in the coming months.
About “APEDA” :
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December 1985.
This authority functions under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Headquarters- New Delhi
Chairman- Dr. M. Angamuthu
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