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Pushpa Chethan Kumar

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Research Interest: Development of functional fruit beverages from fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants, fruit and vegetable powders and different processed products from horticulture produce, nutritional quality evaluation

Nutritional quality evaluation of foods, development of nutritionally rich processed products from horticulture produce
B.Sc (Agri)-University of Agriculture Sciences, Bengaluru M.Sc (Agri) in Food Science and Nutrition-University of Agriculture Sciences, Bengaluru Ph.D in Food Science and Nutrition- Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai
Experience (No. of Years): 

Developed carotenoids fortified raw mango chutney, developed Instant Powder Formulation from aonla and green leafy vegetables


Pushpa Chethan Kumar, Neelima Garg, D.K.Shukla and Kaushalesh Yadav. 2014. Effect      of pretreatment and packaging on the quality of minimally processed mango    cubes. J. of Eco-Friendly Agriculture. 9(2): 199-202.

Neelima Garg and Pushpa Chethan Kumar. 2014. Food anti-microbials: challenges and prospects. Current Horticulture. 2(1): 05–17

Garg, N., Kumar, S., Yadav, K.K and  Kumar, P.C. 2015. Development of probiotic drink from cucumber using Lactobacillus sp. Indian J. Hort. 72(4): 590-592.

Bhattacherjee, A.K., Dikshit, A.,  Chethan Kumar, P.,  Pandey, D and  Tandon, D. K. 2016. Profiling nutraceuticals in bael [Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa] at various stages of fruit development.  J Hortic Sci Biotech. 91(2): 169-174

Garg, N and Pushpa, C.K. 2016. Indian Gooseberry (Amla): A chapter. In: Handbook of Funtional beverages and Human Health. Nutraceutical Science and Technology. Shahidi, F and Alasalvar, C (ed). CRC Press, Boca raton, Florida, USA. ISBN 9781466596412 - CAT# K20775

Kumar, P.C., Garg,N., Shukla, D.K., Oberoi, H.S  and Yadav, K. 2017. Comparative evaluation of quality attributes and shelf life of minimally processed guava vis-a`-vis whole guava fruits during storage. Indian J. Agricultural Sciences. 87(9): 1246-51.

Kumar, P.C., Dikshit, A., Garg, N and Yadav, K. 2017. Evaluation of mango-papaya blended fruit bar for quality and acceptability attributes under storage. J. Eco-friendly Agri. 12(1): 82-86.

Anitha, T.M, Raviraja Shetty, G., Kumar, P.C., Pallavi, C.R and Rajasekharan, P.E. 2018. Evaluation of bioactive compounds in leaves of Moringa concanensis accessions. J Pharmacognasy Phytochemistry. 3: 40-43.

Kumar, P.C., Azeez, S and Roy, T.K. 2018. Development of moringa infusion for green tea and its evaluation. J. Hortl. Sci. 13(2) : 192-196

Kanupriya, Kumar, P.C and Sane, A. 2019. An assessment of fruiting and polyembryony in Langsat (Lansium domesticum Corr.) from Nilgiris, India. J. Hortl. Sci. 14(1): 79-82

Kumar, P. C., Oberoi, H. S., & Azeez, S. (2021). Basella-an Underutilized Green Leafy Vegetable with a Potential for Functional Food Development. Food Reviews International, 1-18.

Pushpa Chethan Kumar, Amutha Sundararajan, Harinder Singh Oberoi and Prabakaran Karuppiah. 2022. Quality parameters of foxtail and little millet incorporated fruit beverages. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 11(3): 324-331

Chethan Kumar, P., Amutha, S., Oberoi, H. S., Kanchana, S., Azeez, S., & Rupa, T. R. (2022). Germination induced changes in bioactive compounds and nutritional components of millets. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 1-9.


Division of PHT and Agricultural Engineering
ICAR-IIHR, Hesaraghatta, Bengaluru-560089 Email Address: Office Telephone #: 080-23086100 (Extn 374)
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Division of PHT & Agri. Engg.

ICAR-IIHR, Hesaraghatta, Bengaluru-560089

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Telephone #: 
080-23086100 Extn 374