Surfaceto Volume Ratio

As with conventional heating, the greater the surface area, the faster that cooking occurs. Thus potatoes and carrots can be cooked faster if they are diced. Vegetables such as corn and peas have a high surface-to-volume ratio and cook rapidly. This same condition also means that foods will cool more rapidly. This is an important consideration when developing new products, and means to reduce the cooling rate should be provided where possible, for example, by using insulated containers or preheated serving dishes.

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