Processed Foods - Effect on nutritive values

Written by Lari Warjri, B.A. | Article Reviewed by Adeline Dorcas, M.Sc, M.Phil on Oct 28, 2019
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Effect on nutritive values

Just like in home cooking heat labile nutrients are lost when heated and water soluble components are lost when washed with water: so is the case in processed foods. The difference lies in the fact that, in most cases, these foods are later fortified and enriched with the desired nutrients which makes it better.

Reference:

  1. Convenience food - (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convenience_food)
  2. Food Processing - (http://www.foodsystemprimer.org/food-processing/index.html)
  3. Salient Features of Packaging of Food Products - (https://www.scribd.com/document/318897189/Reading-Material-for-CII-Workshop-on-Food-Packaging-3-Aug-16)
  4. Semi Cooked Food - (https://fdocuments.us/document/project-semi-cooked-food.html)
  5. Canning - (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canning)
  6. Advantages and Disadvantages of Processed Foods - (https://www.lorecentral.org/2019/02/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-processed-foods.html)
  7. Food storage - (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_storage)

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