Amla or Indian Gooseberry or Phyllanthus Emblica comes from the deciduous tree of the family Phyllanthaceae. Amla is native to the Indian subcontinent. Amla puree or Indian gooseberry puree is extracted from mature amla fruit. Amla pulp manufacturers in India produce amla extract from the selected, matured, and high-quality amla fruits. Because of its health benefits, Amla extract is used in the form of Amla pulp or amla juice concentrate in the various food processing industries. India is the largest producer of Amla and ranks first in the area of cultivation. Amla is also grown naturally in different regions of the world. In India, Uttar Pradesh is the leading producer of Amla contributing 35% of the share. Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are the second and third largest producers contributing 28% and 14% respectively.
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Amla pulp manufacturing process
Amla pulp is extracted from high quality, matured and selected amla fruits. The process involves sorting, washing, destoning, fine pulping, and sterilizing. The fruits are sorted and washed with fresh water and disinfectant to remove dust particles. The blanching process is carried out to stop enzyme actions which otherwise cause loss of flavour, texture and colour. Destoner separates the seed from the fruit. The fruit miller crushes the fruit to produce amla pulp. The amla pulp is stored in the pulp collection tank. The amla puree is preheated at 65-70 Deg. The sterilization process removes pathogens and microorganisms from the amla puree. For concentrate products, the amla pulp is passed through the evaporator to produce amla juice concentrate. The amla pulp is finally passed through the magnetic strainer and metal detector to remove speck particles. The gooseberry puree is aseptically packed and stored in temperature controlled warehouses.
Usage of Amla pulp
Amla is used in the form of Amla pulp in various food processing industries. Amla pulp has gained worldwide popularity because of its medical and nutraceutical properties. This demand for amla puree encouraged other fruit pulp manufacturers to become amla pulp manufacturers. The amla pulp segment is based on the application. On the basis of application, the amla pulp is used in
- Beverage Industry: Health drinks, fruit juice, syrups, and mocktails.
- Pharmaceutical Industry: Amla pulp or amla puree is used in the pharmaceutical industry to treat insomnia, anaemia, bronchitis and asthma disorders.
- Food industry: Candy, Pickle, sweets, amla powder, chutneys, and other culinary items.
- Dietary supplements: Amla juice or puree is used as a dietary supplement for weight loss and
- Cosmetic industry: Amla pulp or puree is used in the cosmetics industry to produce hair and skin products.
Amla puree benefits:
- Amla is an immunity booster that increases the count of white blood cells. It is also used to treat skin disorders and respiratory issues.
- Amla pulp is rich in various vitamins that help to control diabetes.
- Amla puree or juice prevents premature ageing and improves body resistance.
- Since the amla pulp is rich in antibacterial properties, it is used to prevent infections and build immunity.
- Amla is effective for heart disorders and tones up the functions of all organs in the body.
ABC Fruits is the leading manufacturer and exporter of Amla Pulp / Puree in India.
Amla puree specification
|Parameter Group||Range Value|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL|
|Refractometric Brix @ 20 Deg Cel||Min 8|
|Acidity As % And. Citric Acid||1.5-2.5|
|pH As Natural||3-3.50|
|Consistency – Bostwick (20 ± 2°C )||8-10 cm/30sec|
|Black Specks / 10 gm||NIL|
|Brown Specks / 10 gm||NMT 10|
|Total Plate Count CFU / ml||<10|
|Yeast & Mould Count CFU / ml||<10|
|Coliform Count Per ml||Absent|
|Flavour & Aroma||Typical of Amla fruits without any off flavour|
|Taste||Characteristics of Amla fruits|
|Appearance||Homogenous puree & free of any foreign matter|
|Aseptic Amla pulp/puree is packed aseptically in pre-sterilized aseptic bags placed with poly-liner in food-grade epoxy painted (inside) open-top MS drum. Product Net weight: 215kgs / Drum.|
|80 Drums Per 20’ Container ( With Pallet or Without pallet packing – optional)|
|Aseptic Amla puree should be stored at ambient temperature and not below |
40C. Avoid exposure to higher temperature and sunlight.
|SHELF – LIFE|
|Best before 24 months from the date of manufacturing|