We all agree that fresh food is always best, but did you know that some fruits and vegetables are processed? Let’s take a fun quiz to learn more about food processing.
Pasteurized milk is heated and quickly cooled to eliminate certain bacteria. What is the name of the process that separates fat particles from milk?
Amazingly, the history of food processing goes back to the Stone Age. Which of the following wasn’t among the earliest techniques for processing crude materials?
What do we refer to when we sell goods or merchandise to someone who is not a typical consumer?
What does “UHT” stand for in terms of food processing?
Upper Height Threshold
Unusually High Temperature
Unlimited Heat Time
Which one of these DOES NOT constitute a necessary unit operation in the food sector?
Which of these summaries most accurately describes food processing?
The study of food relations.
The science of cultivating plants and livestock.
The transformation of raw animal and plant products into sustainable materials.
The transformation of raw animal and plant products into food for human consumption.
Which of the following sectors DOES NOT directly fall under food processing?
What is the USDA’s definition of value-added products?
A change in the physical state or form of the product.
A change in the mental state or form of the product.
A more expensive product.
A change in the emotional state or form of the product.
Nutritional density is reduced during food processing, which is one of its disadvantages. Which essential nutrient is destroyed by heating and poor storage practices?
Which unhealthy type of fat is most frequently present in processed snack foods?
One of the primary sources of sodium in the human diet is processed food. Which of these is NOT a justification for salting food?
Improve Nutritional Value
Which of the following is NOT a primary reason for commercial food processing?
Eliminate disease-causing microorganisms
Boost serotonin levels in consumers.
Make food products appealing to consumers
Extend the shelf life of products
Although food processing and preservation have been practiced since ancient times, what was the primary driving force behind modern techniques?
Removal of Allergens
Aesthetically Appealing Options
While traditional food processing methods have been used for centuries, which of these approaches is considered modern?
What procedure is used to lessen or get rid of bacteria and mold?
Which one of the following is a primary food processing example?
Microwaving Frozen Meals
Which of the following foods falls under the category of secondary processing?
Energy used, waste reduction, energy efficiency, fewer cleaning stops, and _____ are performance metrics in the food industry.
Minimization of Negativity
Minimization of Contaminants
Which of these food preservation techniques is NOT among the oldest?
What do we call high-pressure and pulsed electric field food processing techniques?
Conduction Transfer Methods
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