Food Science, Health and Nutrition - Food Science
Food processing is a value addition process which transforms any raw product of dairy, agriculture, animal husbandry, meat, fishing or poultry. The finished product has commercial value and is suitable for human or animal consumption. Food processing can be classified into primary, secondary and tertiary food processing. Primary processes turn agricultural products into consumables. Secondary processes refer to cooking techniques, and tertiary methods are concerned with the industrial processes which are involved in production of processed food. Food processing also focuses on preservation processes which help in preventing oxidization of fats which in turn makes the food rancid. This book attempts to understand the multiple branches that fall under the discipline of food processing and how such concepts have practical applications. It is a compilation of chapters that discuss the most vital concepts in the field of food processing. The book is appropriate for those seeking detailed information in this area.