July 17, 2018
On the occasion of the 90th foundation day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), union minister for Agriculture, Radha Mohan Singh instigated Hangyo vegan delicacy at AP Shinde, Auditorium, NASC Complex, New Delhi, on Monday, July 17. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, minister of state for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, secretary, DARE&DG, ICAR, P Chowdappa, Director CPCRI, Nitin Kulkarni (VP – Operations) and Manjunath S S (VP – Marketing) of Hangyo Ice Creams Private Limited were present at the occasion.
Hangyo Ice Creams Pvt.Ltd, had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 8, 2017 with the premier research institute Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) established by ICAR in 1970 for coconut, arecanut and cocoa crops, and have developed the vegan delicacy in two varieties; coconut delicacy and choconut delicacy.
Pradeep G Pai , managing director of Hangyo Ice creams Pvt Ltd, said, “We have developed these products after working for almost a year with the full support and co-operation of P Chowdappa, director CPCRI and his team and we have been successful in manufacturing and expanding a new product range to the Hangyo brand. This is made on the lines of the prime minister’s slogan ‘Make in India’.”
The delicacies developed are vegan, healthy and nutritious. It is suitable for even lactose intolerance people and contains all the benefits of coconut milk, tender coconut pulp and water. When it comes to healthy part, the products are rich in medium chain fatty acids (lauric acid) which increases immunity and body metabolism (helps in digestion).
The vegan ice cream is cholesterol free and rich in protein (glutamic acid, aspartic acid, and arginine) essential Vitamins (E and B6) vitamins, minerals (potassium, calcium, Magnesium, phosphorous iron, sodium and copper) and antioxidants. According to research, the fatty acids (high oleic and lauric acid) in coconut milk are instrumental in preventing arteriosclerosis.
“In India, Ice-cream sector is growing, and we at Hangyo Ice Creams Pvt.Ltd, are constantly working to bring better and new products to our customers.” Pradeep G Pai added.
Hangyo commenced its operations in February, 2003 and today is a leading ice-cream brand in the West Coast of Karnataka, Kerala and Goa also having presence in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra including Pune and Mumbai.