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Introduction to Food Processing and Preservation

This Free Course starts with quality and safety aspects of food, browning reactions, food irradiation and freeze drying.

Nutrition
Free Course
This free online Food Processing and Preservation course, gives a brief explanation of food structure and changes occurring in food during processing, novel and emerging technologies for processing and value addition of food, food products manufacture, preservation and shelf life extension of perishable foods. Learn also the role of water in food and its influence on the shelf life of the food materials and important aspect of food reactions.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course will begin with novel approaches for processing and preservation of food were discussed. In the initial weeks, the components of the food, food structure and the different reactions like gelatinization, protein denaturation etc., which influence both quality and safety of the food during processing handling and storage.

Week one starts by introducing you to food constituents and their functions and ensures that an acceptable level of food quality and safety is necessary to provide adequate protection for consumers and to facilitate trade, and the factors affecting influencing the quality of food during processing and storage like temperature, time, rate etc. Next we will look at the role of water in food and its influence on the shelf life of the food materials and important aspect of food reactions which normally occur in starch-containing foods i.e. gelatinization and retrogradation processes.

Next we will look at the changes during food processing like browing reactions that occur in many foods when they are
exposed to different conditions during processing, handling or storage. We will look at denaturation, foaming and gelation, and the influence of processes on the characteristics and properties of the food materials in different operations and the principles of food preservation.

Finally we will look at traditionally used food preservation technologies that work on the principle of lowering of temperature of the food and different methods that are traditionally used for preservation of food.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Identify the different factors influencing the quality of food during processing and storage.
  • Discuss the principles of food preservation and processing and the aim for any food preservation process.
  • Identify aspect of food reactions which normally occur in starch-containing foods.
  • Identify the factors which influence spoilage of foods and traditional food preservation technologies.
  • Discuss theimportance of reactions in food.
  • Identify the changes that may occur in many foods when they are exposed to different conditions during processing, handling or storage.
  • Recognize the functional characteristics of the protein food.
  • Identify the factors that influence the denaturation process.
  • Discuss the importance of reactions in food.

Certification

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