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Processing of Betalains

  • Erum Akbar Hussain
  • Zubi Sadiq
  • Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq
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Abstract

The existing lifestyle derived the human needs to the enhanced consumption of processed food. The concept of food preservation is very traditional. Since ancient times, drying and preservation by salting are the most popular methods which prevent food from biodegradation caused by bacteria, thus resulting in increased shelf life. The food processing generally extends the storage period of food by applying various preservation techniques. This avoids the biochemical as well as microbiological changes in food. In contemporary practice, processing of food enhances the nutritional value and variety of food incorporating organoleptic effect and nutritional quality. Food obtained from plants is generally processed through thermal methods to increase shelf life, flavor and enhances the scrumptiousness. The overall purpose is to make the food safe and available around the year for human consumption.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erum Akbar Hussain
    • 1
  • Zubi Sadiq
    • 1
  • Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq
    • 1
  1. 1.Lahore College for Women UniversityLahorePakistan

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