Improved Design and Fabrication of a Portable Vegetable Cutting or Slicing Machine

Improved Design and Fabrication of a Portable Vegetable Cutting or Slicing Machine

 Introduction

Vegetable consist of a large groups of plants consumed as food by both human and animals. Perishable when fresh but able to be preserved by number of processing methods, they are excellent source of certain minerals and vitamins and are often the main source of dietary fibre.

Vegetables can be classified by edible parts into roots (e.g. Carrots and potatoes), stem (Asparagus and celery), leaf (lettuce, pumpkin, spinach and fruited pumpkin), immature flower bud (broccoli and Brussels sprouts) and fruits (tomatoes and cucumbers) etc, (Britannica encyclopedia, 2008). [Read more…]