Food Processing and Engineering

Food processing is the process of conversion of cooked ingredients, by physical or chemical means into food, other forms of food. It is a combination of one or the following: washing, chopping, pasteurising, freezing, fermenting, packaging and many more. It associates raw food ingredients for producing vendible food products that can be easily prepared and served by the consumer. Food processing also comprises adding constituents to food, for increasing the shelf life, or adding vitamins and minerals to improve the nutritional quality of the food (fortification).

Food engineering is an interdisciplinary arena which comprises of food microbiology, applied physical sciences of food, food chemistry and engineering for food and related industries.

 

  • Food Preservation by Canning
  • Physical Separation of Food Components
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Extrusion
  • Reaction Kinetics

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