Smoking – the oldest food preservation method
Smoking food is one of the oldest and most popular preservation methods known to humans. For centuries, people have used smoke to preserve food, enhance its flavor, and extend its shelf life. The process involves exposing food to heat and the chemical compounds contained in smoke, which reduces the water content and causes chemical and physicochemical changes. This article will delve deeper into the art of smoking food, including the types of wood used, the different smoking methods, and some ti
What is the lyophilization process?
Do you go mountain climbing, or maybe you practice survival? If so, you’ve probably heard of freeze-dried food. Contrary to appearances, such food will be useful not only when you need light and durable food supplies, but also when you need healthy food. The great advantage of this method is that it preserves food without […]
Long live the food!
Nowadays, when ~2.5 billion tons of food is wasted, food preservation is especially important. It provides access to off-season fruits and vegetables. Thanks to different methods of preservation we have the opportunity to try cuisines from different parts of the world. Food preservation includes growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, and distribution. The main disadvantage is that […]