Introduction  
  What is food?  
  What happens to the food we eat?  
Our nutrient needs  
  Energy balance  
  Nutritional status  
  Laws & labels  
  Additives & colours  
  Toxicity in food  
  Processing food
  Stability of food nutrients  
  Storage life of foods  
  Food- associated health problems  

- Processing Food -

Milling

During the milling of cereals, part of the original grain is removed. Depending on the extent of the milling process there are large losses of fat, dietary fibre, vitamins B-l, B-2 and niacin, and elements (minerals).

Foods made from wholemeal flour are better sources of these nutrients than those prepared from white flour.

 

 

Food Facts
- Processing can affect food nutrient content
- Use of fertilizers
Milling
- Controlled atm. storage
- Cutting, triming, etc
- Blanching
- Cooking
- Freezing
- Dehydration
- Canning
- Pasteurization
- Toasting
- Sprouting
Figures:
31: How to minimize nutrient losses during cooking
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