Food Preservation

Food preservation refers to the techniques used to prevent food from spoiling. It includes different methods like drying, irradiation, pasteurization and adding of additives. Preservation implicates avoiding the growth of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms as well as retarding oxidation of fats to reduce rancidity. The procedure also guarantees that there is no discolouration or aging and also involves sealing to prevent re-entry of microbes. Food preservation hepls food to remain in a healthy state and does not lose its qualities. Preservation safeguards that the quality, edibility and the nutritive value of the food remains undamaged. Some methods of food preservation are: