Actually, jam and jelly are the most important food items in the food processing and FMCG industry. The products come under the preserves category. The manufacturing process is simple. Additionally, you can expand the business in several ways including area expansion or initiating a new product line. Even, you can start the business at home also. Also, the business is perfect for women entrepreneurs.
India has diverse agro-climatic conditions, varied soil types, and abundant rainfall. Due to this, our country is a potential grower of high-value horticultural produce. Fruits are an important source of energy for human-beings but they are perishable items. However, we can prepare en number of value-added products that have a larger shelf life.
In the entire food processing industry, jam and jelly are the most common product that you can produce easily. It needs minimum machinery. Hence, the fixed capital cost is so less. Also, you can produce other products including fruit bar, juice, sauce, pickles from the same unit.
Basically, jam is a thick mixture of fruit, pectin, and sugar. Actually, it is a condiment and neither a solid nor a liquid. Also, thick enough that it spreads easily and can form a blob. Some of the most popular jams are mixed fruit, guava, mango, strawberry, pineapple, orange, apricot jam, etc.