Saturday, June 19, 2010

Facts About Preserving Foods

I’ve discussed the advantages of preserving foods the other day and to share some ideas on you guys I’m writing here some facts about preservation of food.

Food is preserved by making conditions unfavourable to the growth of bacteria in it. Bacteria cause foods to spoil. The idea of preservation is to destroy the bacteria that will cause the spoiling. So there are some time-tested and proven methods suggested for preserving foods. These will help you destroy the bacteria and preserve the foods for long expiration. The 5 methods are refrigeration, sterilization, drying, excluding air and adding preservatives.

I hope you’ll find one that will fit your needs for specific foods you want to preserve. I’ll discuss on my next posts how to do the 5 methods of preservation.

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