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16. Why are foods processed?




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This article is from the Food Science FAQ, bypking123@sympatico.ca (Paul E. J. King) with numerous contributions by others.

16. Why are foods processed?

To make them palatable, edible, convenient and with suitable
keeping properties, Processing also adds variety to the diet by
making foods from combinations of ingredients, as cooks have done
down the ages.

 

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