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Home> Published Issues> 2018> Volume 5, No. 4, December 2018

Early Feasibility Study on Capparis Production and Processing in Hamedan Province in Iran

Mahdi Reyahi-Khoram 1 and Reihaneh Reyahi-Khoram 2
1. Research and Development Expert in Sahar Food Industries Company, Hamedan, Iran
2. Islamic Azad University, Faculty of Advanced Sciences & Technology, Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch, Department of Food Sciences & Technology, Tehran, Iran

AbstractCapparis spinosa is one of the most widely consumed aromatic and medicinal plants in Iran whose local name is “shapaleh”. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the production and processing of Capparis in Asadabad Township in Hamedan province is suitable and sustainable. The food processing industry is one of the basic industries operating in Iran and is divided into several sections. Iran is the second largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa, Iran annually produces 12 million tones of fresh fruits and 23 million tons vegetables. In this situation, it is necessary to select kind of crop, technology tools and apply methods to improve them. Today in Iran, there are three industrial companies which are engaged in industrial processing of Capparis. One of the mentioned industries is situated in Hamedan province with name “Sahar Food Industries Company”. It is concluded that, if local authorities are honest about their needs, Stakeholders will be able to give feedback, receive information and be informed of major decisions made.
Index Terms—Asadabad, shapaleh, Hamedan, Iran, Capparis spinosa, food

Cite: Mahdi Reyahi-Khoram and Reihaneh Reyahi-Khoram, "Early Feasibility Study on Capparis Production and Processing in Hamedan Province in Iran," Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 313-317 December 2018. Doi: 10.18178/joaat.5.4.313-317

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