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US Cranberries- America’s Original Superfruit Conducts a Knowledge Sharing Seminar in Delhi!

With the aim to raise awareness and knowledge of US cranberries, the US Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) organized a seminar in New Delhi on the versatility, availability and utilization of America’s Original Superfruit™ among industrial ingredient users in India. Rich in Vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, these tiny berries have been favorites among the healthy food lovers for some time now.

Talking about the US cranberry industry and expansion plans in India, Ms. Alyson Segawa, Manager, International Marketing Accounts at Bryant Christie said, “The Indian market offers enormous potential for US cranberries and is being considered one of the most important export markets for the United States. This seminar is our initiative to raise positive awareness of US cranberries among trade.”

Sharing the Indian perspective, Mr. Keith Sunderlal, India representative, US Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) stated, “The increase in demand of US cranberries among the Indian consumers is testimony to the super fruit’s growing popularity. Through our multi pronged awareness drive, we aim to take its unique flavor and health benefits across the nation.”

The seminar saw participation from over 90 established decision makers from the food and nutrition industry, key opinion makers from the ingredients industry, and culinary experts.  The highlight of the event was an insightful session on US cranberry Industry and Applications by Karen Cahill, Communications & Marketing Specialist, Cranberry Marketing Committee. The seminar agenda included discussions, presentations and a cooking demonstration of Indian and fusion recipes with US cranberry as the main ingredient. Chef Sabyasachi Gorai prepared 3 amazing dishes using cranberries as the key ingredient and all of them were lip smacking.

 

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During the live US cranberry recipe demonstration at the event, celebrated Chef Sabyasachi Gorai said, “US cranberries are an absolute delight to cook with. Their tangy-sweet taste and unique texture gives them the ability to be the star ingredient of any preparation, ranging from drinks, appetizers, main course to desserts. As an innovator who is always trying out new ingredients and techniques, US cranberries play a huge role in my experiments as a budding chef. US cranberries are a versatile fruit that add delicious flavor to a variety of foods, making them the ideal ingredient choice for the Indian consumer.”


About the Cranberry Marketing Committee


The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) is focused on promoting the use and consumption of cranberries worldwide. The CMC was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality product. Currently, CMC conducts generic promotion programs in the United States, China, India, Mexico, Pan-Europe and South Korea.


About the SCS Group


The SCS Group is an agribusiness-consulting firm specializing in marketing, international trade and communications strategy related to food, beverage and agricultural products. The firm has been a pioneer in nutrition-based marketing in the country and is organizing the US cranberries trade seminars in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore in India.

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Premium basmati rice brand Amira, in a delightful cook up with celebrity chef Ripu Daman Handa at Mumbai Exhibition.

Biryani is the ultimate pièce de résistance of many a feast. The NYSE listed Amira Specialty Food Company has been in operations over 100 years. It generates majority of its revenue from its premium long-grain basmati rice surely an affirmation of the prominence of basmati rice well established in the psyche of ordinary consumers and professional cooks alike, while preparing Biryani and other rice dishes. This slow-aged mature rice is cultivated at the base of the Himalayas in select parts of India and Pakistan. Amira basmati rice is very fragrant and has a nutty flavor, the two indispensable features of long-grained rice mentioned in ancient texts as well.

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AMIRA offers an extensive portfolio of brands that have been carefully developed to appeal to local markets around the world. Customer tastes and expectations have been finely segmented to deliver authentic flavor that go well with a variety of popular cuisines.
To showcase this sophistication of Amira extra long grain basmati rice, it participated in the food industry’s biggest international exhibition & conference, “Annapoorna– World of Food India Mumbai” held in Mumbai at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from September 22-24, 2016. Amira also invited celebrity chef Ripu Daman Handa for a cooking session where they discovered the flavors and tastes of different rice types of rice.

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The day began with Chef inaugurating the session by cutting a ribbon and was felicitated by team from Amira.

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Then there was a great interactive session with the media and the audience where the chef cooked various dishes with Amira Basmati rice.  He was dressed casually in jeans and shirt and so was his attitude.

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Very friendly and humble, he dished out the signature dish of Amira the Canope Indiano which was served as a entre to the people. This was followed by cooking Brinjal Rice with a South Indian flavour, this was a big hit & then the session continued with him dishing out Green Peas Pulao & Veg Biryani.

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Audience interacted with the chef and asked him about his personal journey and also his take on the Amiras products etc.
Amira also provided a wet sample of its Biryani on September 22 and 24. Guests were thrilled to be part of this unique experience and it furthered their interest in gastronomy. This event was truly a fun filled experience and I loved being part of it.

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Amira brand commands its equity under the leadership of fourth generation founding family of Chanana’s. Chairman Mr. Karan A Chanana has revamped it into a contemporary global brand and won several prestigious awards on the way. Mr. Chanana attributes this to having a “foodconnect” and a “passion for purity” in the brand’s relationship with consumers, farmers and communities.
Presently, Amira’s rice brand is present in 5 continents across the globe and is projected to have a footprint in more countries by 2017.

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