Other Methods of Dehydration of Foods and Packaging Aspects

  • Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas
  • Humberto Vega-Mercado
Part of the Dehydration of Foods book series (FSES)


There are other drying techniques in addition to the ones already discussed in Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 based on similar concepts and used in the food industry. This chapter covers drying techniques such as sun drying, vacuum drying, drum drying, microwave drying, extrusion cooking, fluidized bed drying, and pneumatic drying. In addition, this chapter includes some important aspects related to the packaging of dried foods: mechanical damage, permeability, temperature effect, light transmission and, compatibility of packaging materials.


Microwave Heating Packaging Material Food Packaging Solar Crop Vacuum Dryer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas
    • 1
  • Humberto Vega-Mercado
    • 2
  1. 1.Washington State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Merck Sharp & Dohme Ouímica de Puerto RicoUSA

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