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por John Marsh (2021-05-05)


food processing and Its Influence on Our Daily Life

Food processing is the transformation of raw agricultural products into food, usually in a powder form, or into one particular form of food. Food processing involves various types of processing, including food manufacturing, commercial food processing, domestic food processing, and food processing for personal consumption. Food processing can be a very simple process that only uses boiling, steaming, or cold processing to convert the food into its powder form, or it can be a more complicated process that involves heat treatment, freezing, pasteurization, fermentation, milling, and screening, as well as various types of food packaging and storage processes. Food processing has contributed to the world food supply in several ways. Firstly, food processing removes any naturally occurring toxins or microorganisms that exist in the food. This makes food much safer to eat, as the food will have fewer toxins that may cause illness or even death.

 

Another way food processing helps us to live healthier lives is that food processing helps remove some of the nutrient-robbing effects of food processing. One common type of food processing that helps remove nutrients from food is pulp and peel processing. This involves removing the stems and leaves of a fruit or vegetable, which will typically contain significant amounts of water, sugar, fat, pectin, enzymes, vitamins and trace minerals. This is important because a large amount of these nutrients tend to sink to the bottom of the leafy greens and fruits, and therefore are removed during the grating or peeling process. This leaves the consumer with a food that is higher in nutrition but also with a lower shelf life.

 

vacuum packing and food preservation are two more common types of food processing. Vacuum food production is the production of food by using air to seal sterile packages. The food is then stored in airtight containers and is ready to eat or store for future use. This type of food processing is very efficient when it comes to food preservation, since most foods can last for years in this manner. Food preservation is different from food preservation because it usually involves refrigeration. Most of the food preservation processes used today don't use air and instead rely on chemicals like chlorine and other sanitizers to kill bacteria, eliminate spores, and allow food to develop a longer shelf life.

 

One of the other ways food processing has affected our lives is through its impact on the natural state of our food. Food is created within a natural state, meaning that the food is alive with a growing consciousness and vitality. Food that is processed and introduced into the market gets eroded as it becomes old and loses its natural state. Food processing makes it possible to introduce new food items without losing their natural state.

 

There are two broad categories of food processing can be divided into: biological and mechanical. Biological food processing will generally involve processes such as improving the nutritional value and taste, creating better texture, color and overall quality. Mechanical food processing tends to include things such as removal of harmful byproducts, stabilizing low quality proteins, manufacturing higher quality protein shakes and so on. Of course food processing doesn't just remove undesirable characteristics and waste products, but it also creates food that has a longer shelf life, is tastier, has more nutritional value and is better for you in general. The infographic below offers some examples of food processing techniques that make food healthier and more appealing:

 

In conclusion, food processing has played a crucial role in our society. We are more aware of the nutritional quality and value of our everyday foods. Thanks to technological advances in food processing has become less labor intensive and more effective, which has allowed for increased sales of fresh and healthy foods all across the country. With all of this in mind it's easy to see why you should pay attention to the ingredients label on the foods you buy.