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Thermal Processing of Foods: Extrusion Cooking and Food Biosensors

Learn about the importance extrusion technology and applications of food biosensors in this free online course

Food Technology
Free Course
This free online course thermal processing of foods focuses on extrusion cooking and food biosensors. In this course, you will learn about the importance and applications of extrusion technology in food processing. You will also learn about the equipment used in extrusion technology. After completing this course, you will be well equipped on understanding the toxic components of foods and the diseases that arise from contaminated food products.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this course, you will learn about the importance of extrusion cooking in the agro food processing industry. You will learn about the beneficial and nutritional effect of extrusion cooking. You will also learn about how versatile extrusion cooking is with its application in the production of some food products and how it is being used in the thermochemical process.

The course goes on to explain coextrusion which is the extrusion of two food products of two different masses. Next, you will learn about protein denaturation which involves changes in the physical, biological and chemical properties of a proteinous substance by gentle disruption of its structure. You will then learn about the reasons why food technologists decide on whether to use extrusion cooking. 

Lastly, this course takes you through how biosensors are used in detection of harmful substances in food. Safety of food and environment has been a major concern of food technologists and health scientists in recent years. Biosensors present attractive, efficient alternative techniques for detection by providing quick and reliable performance for monitoring food quality.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course ,you will be able to:


  • Explain the importance of extrusion cooking and its application in the food industry
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of extrusion cooking
  • Describe extrusion cooking as a thermochemical process 
  • Discuss the objectives of extrusion, and the meaning of coextrusion 
  • Define protein denaturation
  • Discuss the safety of food and environment as the concern of food technologists and the food scientists
  • Explains how nutrients helps in proper functioning and nourishment of the body
  • Explain how some foods offer health benefits related to prevention and treatments of various diseases

Certification

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