Banana peel is a major waste product of banana chips and figs processing industry. Many researchers have found that this peel is rich in antioxidants, antimicrobial, antibiotic, antifungal and other functional properties which make it an industrially important waste. However, it has been not exploited commercially yet. This study was conducted in Saurashtra University, Gujarat and utilized this industrial waste for development and Standardization of instant soup powder. The final product was evaluated for its sensory qualities, shelf life, statistical and biochemical properties. The product was concluded as highly acceptable and profitable for micro industries due to its low production cost.
Malvika Choudhary* and Nilambari Dave