Know : List of Foods’ Storage Periods

  Proper food storage helps maintain food quality by retaining flavor, color, texture and nutrients, while reducing the chance of contracting a food-borne illness. Foods can be classified into three groups. Perishable foods include meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs and many raw fruits and vegetables. All cooked foods are considered perishable foods. To store these foods…

Know : Fruit Waxing and Safe-Consuming of Waxed Fruits

Fruit waxing is the process of covering fruits (and in some cases vegetables) with the artificial waxing material. Natural wax is removed first, usually by washing. Waxing materials may be either natural or petroleum-based. The primary reasons for waxing are to prevent water loss (making up for the removal in washings of the natural waxes in…

Know : Food Additives, How they are numbered and Few scariest additives!

Various Food Additives Acids – Food acids are added to make flavors “sharper”, and also act as preservatives and antioxidants. Common food acids include vinegar, citric acid, tartaric acid, malic acid, fumaric acid, and lactic acid. Acidity regulators – Acidity regulators are used to change or otherwise control the acidity and alkalinity of foods. Anticaking agents – Anticaking agents keep powders such as milk powder from caking or sticking. Antifoaming…