Vegetable and fruit processing machinery is adopted to achieve two objectives. Firstly, it prevents decay caused by enzymes and microorganisms in the food, and other factors such as moisture, sunlight, as well as heat by reducing the traditional processes. Secondly, it transforms the above mentioned process to nourish the vegetables which are demanded by customers.
With these processes, players are expected to increase their sales and start earning more by preserving the vegetables for a longer period. Vegetable and fruit processing offers suitable opportunities for small size businesses as raw material is quickly available, most machineries are accessible at a competitive rate, and the products that have good demand are also cost-effective.
Some fruits and vegetable products are expected to have higher demand. These include fried products, dried fruits & vegetables, squashes, juices, cordials, sauces, and wines which are facilitating the growth of the vegetable and fruit processing machinery industries.
Increasing demand for frozen vegetables and fruits is one of the foremost trends expected to drive the overall growth of the vegetable and fruit processing machinery market during the forecast period. The limited time for cooking in this fast- paced life is influencing customers to buy frozen fruits and vegetables.
Furthermore, growing disposable incomes in developing economies and increase in import -export of vegetables and fruits are expected to drive the vegetable and fruit processing machinery market in the near future. However, concerns over safety and hygiene, immature processing in some regions, and health apprehensions over frozen vegetables and fruits are restraints for the vegetable and fruit processing machinery market.
However, ongoing investments in the vegetable and fruit processing machinery market are anticipated to provide an opportunity to strengthen the vegetable and fruit processing machinery market during the forecast period. Moreover, suburban climatic conditions unfavorable for the production of vegetables and fruits is aiding the growth of the fruit and vegetable processing machinery market in Middle Eastern and European countries.
The global vegetable and fruit processing machinery market has been segmented by processes, operation type, product type, and regions. By processes, the vegetable and fruit processing machinery market has been bifurcated into pre-processing, processing, washing & dewatering, filling, seasoning, and packaging. The market can be categorized by operation type into automatic and semi-automatic.
On the basis of product type, the market is further divided into fresh product, fresh cut, canned, frozen, and dried. Fresh product processing stage includes feeding, trimming, washing treatment, drying, and dewatering. Similarly, fresh cut processing stages consists of feeding, trimming, cutting, washing treatment, drying, and dewatering. Canned processing stage involves feeding, trimming, washing treatment, infusion, blanching cooling, grading cleaning, and cutting.