Availability of safe, nutritional, tasty and ambient storable meal during natural calamities is a challenging task. The process and recipe for ready-to-eat food product called Stuffed Backed Food (SBF) is developed having shelf life up to 8 months at room temperature. The product is hygienic, nutritionally adequate with good taste and appreciable antioxidant capacity. The product is also suitable for defense personal, school lunch program, expedition’s astronauts as well as general consumers.
The developed process and recipe deals with a ready-to-eat nutritional and ambient storable meal named as Stuffed Baked Food (SBF) for serving to the natural calamity victims and other target groups including defense personnel, school lunch program, expeditions and astronauts.
The current technology deals with the development and optimization of a product called stuffed baked food (SBF) conceptualized on an ethnic product called 'Litti' or 'Bati' which is predominantly used as a regular food preparation in the northern India. The developed product was ambient storable up to 8 months and can be used for natural calamity victims. It can also be used by defense personnel, school lunch program, and space scientists. The extended shelf life of this product under ambient conditions is achieved by employing vacuum packing and gamma irradiation. Radiation processing of food is a well known technology based on physical energy where no chemical preservatives are involved and does not increase the temperature of the food. It has been approved by various international and national organizations to ensure 'Food Security & Safety'.