Process-Induced Chemical Changes in Food

Chemical changes that occur in foods during processing and storage are manifold and might be both desirable and undesirable in nature. While many of the processes are carried out intentionally, there are also certain unwanted changes that naturally occur in food and might have to be controlled. Ther...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Shahidi, Fereidoon (Editor), Chi-Tang Ho (Editor), Nguyen Van Chuyen (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1998, 1998
Edition:1st ed. 1998
Series:Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Chemical changes that occur in foods during processing and storage are manifold and might be both desirable and undesirable in nature. While many of the processes are carried out intentionally, there are also certain unwanted changes that naturally occur in food and might have to be controlled. Therefore, efforts are made to devise processing technologies in which desirable attributes of foods are retained and their deleterious ef­ fects are minimized. While proteins, lipids and carbohydrates are the main nutrients of food that are affected by processing, it is their interaction with one another, as well as in­ volvement oflow-molecular-weight constituents that affects their flavor, color and overall acceptability. Thus, generation of aroma via thermal processing and bioconversion is of utmost importance in food preparation. Furthermore, processing operations must be opti­ mized in order to eliminate or reduce the content of antinutrients that are present in foods and retain their bioactive components. Therefore, while novel processing technologies such as freezing, irradiation, microwaving, high pressure treatment and fermentation might be employed, control process conditions in a manner that both the desirable sensory attributes and wholesomeness of foods are safeguarded is essential. Obviously, method­ ologies should also be established to quantitate the changes that occur in foods as a result of processing. This volume was developed from contributions provided by a group of internation­ ally-recognized lead scientists
Physical Description:X, 362 p online resource
ISBN:9781489919250