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Health benefits of oat grain

Oats, known scientifically as Avena sativa, are a hardy cereal grain able to withstand poor soil conditions in which other crops are unable to thrive. Oats gain part of their distinctive flavor from the roasting process that they undergo after being harvested and cleaned. Although oats are then hulled, this …

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Why MAP Packaging is Prefer over other Packaging?

       In the MAP process, there are different systems that have been developed for different food requirements. Vacuum Packaging  Vacuum packaging involves the removal of air, particularly oxygen, to create a vacuum to prevent oxidation. Oxidation refers to chemical reactions that occur in the presence of oxygen, for …

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Aseptic Packaging

Aseptic packaging is the final step in aseptic food processing, in which food products are continuously sterilized, ensuring that no microorganisms—which cause either food decay and/or food poisoning—are present. According to the US Aseptic Packaging Council, the aseptic packaging system achieves the room-temperature shelf stability by filling a sterilised package with a sterilised …

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DEVELOPMENT IN TECHNOLOGY OF FOOD INDUSTRY

Technology has advanced greatly in the food production industry. Innovative and emerging technologies have allowed food product developers to create a range of new food items with increased health benefits for the consumers. For the Vitasoy Soy Milky Regular milk, a technology called membrane technology is used to allow the developers to …

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Food security survey

THE federal government has decided to launch a countrywide survey to locate gaps in food security and determine the nature of these gaps. Food security minister Sikandar Hayat Bosan says all is set for the launch of the survey, which will help the authorities collect a new and more reliable …

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Improving dry fruit exports

THE improved production of dry fruits and more aggressive marketing this year are sure to boost their exports, say officials and market players. Forex earnings from dry fruits (including dry dates and dried apricots) totalled around $45m in FY15, up over 10pc from a year ago, and are expected to …

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Sauces and salads

Jay Rayner is one of England’s most respected restaurant critics: acerbic and witty, his weekly column in the Observer every Sunday is required reading for me, and for thousands of foodies across the country. A good review from Rayner can put a restaurant on the map, and a bad one …

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Upgrading food packaging industry

THE three-day annual packaging exhibition held in Karachi in the first week of September has boosted hopes for better packaging solutions for the food industry. Improved law and order situation in Karachi encouraged a large number of foreign companies from two dozen countries to participate in the exhibition. And, during …

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