Mangaluru: There is hardly anyone whose mouth does not water when one thinks of pickle. Mango or lemon, amla or cucumber, no one is less a fan of this spicy-tangy accompaniment for food. Come summers, people prepare enough pickle that lasts for a whole year and the next.
There is a good news for the pickle lovers, in a few days, a new product will be added to this industry, and that’s the coconut pickle. The ripened coconut is what is used for preparing pickles. It is a product by South Canara Coconut Farmers Producer Company Limited.
South Canara Coconut Farmers Producer Company Limited was incorporated in September 2021 and will operate in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kodagu and Kasaragod Districts. The company already has more than 17,000 members. The company has fixed a limit of Rs. 250 for membership and Rs. 750 for share capital. On the value – added products produced by the company, the members will get 10 -15 per cent discount. The company’s manufacturing facility at Puttur will be opened soon.
A massive ‘Cocoa Campus’ will be established in Moodabidri in the coming days.
Speaking to News Karnataka, M. Prasad Shetty, President, South Canara Coconut Farmers Producer Company Limited said that if the demand for coconut has to increase, new kinds of value-added products should be made. The oil is extracted from the coconut and used. For that purpose, our company has come forward to make coconut pickles. This will benefit coconut farmers.
Providing security to coconut growers in future and hence no middlemen will be allowed here. The aim is to buy coconuts directly from farmers at a good price and rely on coconut growers in the coastal areas and buy their produce at a fair price. With this, our goal is to provide employment to the locals. Along with this, we will also introduce coconut papad and coconut rusk,” he said on future ventures.