Question

Which of the following aims of the food processing

a)    To extend the period during which a food remains wholesome

b)    To provide the nutrients required for health

c)    To change the form of the food to allow further processing

d)    To generate income for the entrepreneur

A A and B are correct Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B C and D are correct Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C A, B & C is correct Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D A, B & D is correct Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E All are correct Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

Solution

The aims of the food processing are fourfold:

  • To extend the period during which a food remains wholesome (the shelf life) by preservation techniques which inhibit microbiological or biochemical changes and thus allow greater time for distribution and home storage;
  • To increase variety in the diet by providing a range of attractive flavours, colours, aromas and textures in food (collectively known as eating, sensory or organoleptic quality); a related aim is to change the form of the food to allow further processing (for example the pulping of fruits);
  • To provide the nutrients required for health (termed as nutritional quality);
  • To generate income for the entrepreneur or manufacturing company.          

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