Freezing of Fruits and Vegetables

Freezing of Fruits and Vegetables

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This manual provides information on freezing technology to preserve fruits and vegetables in small-scale operations. Practical examples demonstrating the application of the technology are given to provide a better understanding of the processes. Comparedto other conventional methods used in the storage of fruits and vegetables, freezing is the most satisfactory method in terms of quality, process and overall cost. Currently, the frozen food market is one the largest sectors in the food industry. Industrialized countries dominate the trade in frozen food commodities, but developing countries can also develop their own frozen food industries. Introduction of adequate freezing technology is essential to meet the growing consumer demand for frozen foods in developing countries.Retention of quality and safety are better achieved when frozen foods are kept at maximum temperatures of -18 AdC or even lower. ... The frozen foods industry is considered expensive, mainly due to the high initial investment cost for the equipment, but the freezing process and ... In this technical manual fundamental knowledge and socio-economic issues concerning freezing are presented, with coverageanbsp;...

Title:Freezing of Fruits and Vegetables
Author:Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas, Bilge Altunakar, Danilo J. Mejía-Lorío, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher:Food & Agriculture Org. - 2005


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