Category Food Industry

Nutraceuticals: Functional Food Products

These are the food products that contain extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritive value it contains. The term ‘’nutraceutical’’ consists of two words, nutrient means nourishing food component and ceutical is derived from pharmaceutical which means a…

Climate Change and Global Food Security

Changing environment is predicted to have a general negative effect on plant growth due to the damaging effect of high temperatures on plant development. The increasing threat of climatological extremes including very high temperatures might lead to catastrophic loss of…

Bio fortification: To Overcome Malnutrition

Bio fortification is to improve strength or quality by adding something. It is the scientific method for improving nutritional value of food being consumed by people. Bio fortification is the process of breeding food crops which are rich in micronutrients.…

Pakistan’s food security

Pakistan’s agriculture sector is a mainstay of its economy and is critical to future improvements in economic growth, employment, food security and poverty reduction. Over the past decade, an unstable political and security environment has slowed investment and caused the…

Slaughtering activities and production of waste

Waste in the food industry mainly includes organic residues of the raw material after processing. Production of wastes during processing of several products is not desirable as it significantly deteriorates the quality of finished products if incorporated. Disposal and utilization…

Wastes generated by meat processing industries

  The waste generated by the abattoir contains inedible parts including skin, bones, blood, gastro-intestinal tract, tendon and visceral organs. The ratio of these contents depends on species of animals to be slaughtered (Grosse, 1984; Sielaff, 1996). Table 1 shows…