Partial Processing Of Fresh Produce

Postharvest processing operations on fresh produce are essentially limited to those that take place prior to blanching. Thus, enzyme systems remain functional, and abundant microflora are present on minimally processed produce at the time it is packaged. Food processing operations and treatments applied to fresh-cut produce include chilling, washing, peeling, coring, slicing/cutting, acidified chlorine solution immersion, applications of antioxidants/ firming agents/antimicrobials, and dewatering via centri-fugation. Obviously many of these operations cause stress or damage to the plant tissue, shortening its shelf life. Furthermore, despite the sanitizing treatments carried out during fresh-cut processing, surviving psychotrophic microorganisms can thrive at damaged tissue sites even under refrigeration.

Sleeping Sanctuary

Sleeping Sanctuary

Salvation For The Sleep Deprived The Ultimate Guide To Sleeping, Napping, Resting And  Restoring Your Energy. Of the many things that we do just instinctively and do not give much  of a thought to, sleep is probably the most prominent one. Most of us sleep only because we have to. We sleep because we cannot stay awake all 24 hours in the day.

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