Food is one of the most essential element in our lives. Without food people will die. There are some places especially in places with extreme climate when they need to preserve food. Now! What is this Food preservation? This means retaining food over a period of time without being contaminated by pathogenic organisms or chemicals and without losing its texture, colour, flavor and nutritive value.
Preservation of food is done during the months when food is available in large quantity and is therefore priced very low. This helps in making preserved foods economical. Generally many of us feel that why we need to preserve food? The main reason is for the seasonal availability of food and the different types of food that are grown only at different locations. What are the advantages of preserving the food?
Every day the first thing that we do in the kitchen is boil milk. Other works include refrigerate food or put dry ingredients in the sun or store food items in air tight containers. But have you ever thought why you need to do all these. Yes! That’s right coz these are simple practices that help in increasing the shelf life of food or preserve it.
Importance of food preservation: Now that you have understood the concept of food preservation, here let’s see what the importance of food preservation is:
Types of Natural Preservatives: Some of the commonly used natural preservatives are lime juice, salt, sugar, vinegar, oil and spices. You will also find some chemical preservatives that include potassium metabisulphite, sodium benzoate, citric acid etc.
Food Preservation Methods: The methods of food preservation are done through: Heat processing, Dehydration, Chemical preservation, Canning, Pasteurization and Freezing.
Food preservation is a process of slowing down food from becoming bad and making the food lasts longer and also prevents food wastage. So next time, if you have any foods in surplus, store and preserve them rightly to use them later! At Vahrehvah, we offer you with a wide range of healthy, nutritious, air fried snacks and delicious recipes that are quick and easy to prepare using very little oil.
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