• Ernest R. Vieira
Part of the Food Science Texts Series book series (FSTS)


Drying is probably the oldest food preservation process practiced. It is believed that many foods, especially grains and fruits of high sugar content, were preserved by primitive peoples by allowing the foods to dry in the sun. Spices and fish, cut into thin strips, were also preserved in this manner.


Gluconic Acid Elementary Food Spray Drier Evaporation Chamber Lower Water Activity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernest R. Vieira
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  1. 1.Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Culinary ArtsEssex Agricultural and Technical InstituteHathorneUSA

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