Food Preservation Methods
A Coggle Diagram about Canning: Canning is the process of cooking and preserving food in class jars. You need to follow specific insructions and use special equipment to can food safely. Canning takes up a lot of time, effort, and money., Freezing: Freezing preserves food at a temperature of 0 degrees or below. Freezing is the most convienent way to preserve produce. Be sure to always freeze foods quickly because slow freezing allows large ice crystals to form, damaging food texture. Freeze foods in small containers and small batches. You can freeze fruit with one of the following methods. , Drying: Drying, or dehydration, preserves food by depriving microorganisms of the moisture they need for survivial. This method is the oldest preserving method and it requires special eqiupment. Food must dry slowly and evenly , retaining enough water to be edible., Fementing: The processs of converting carbohydrates to alcohol or organic acids using microoganisms- yeasts or bacteria. , Pickling: Pickling means packing food in a mixture of pickling salt, vinegar, water, and spices. For example: pickling turns cabbage into sauerkraut and turns cucumbers into pickles. , Curing: A curry is a dish of veggies,legumes, and sometimes meat in hot, higghly seasoned sauces. and Jellying: Food is cooked in a substance hat forms a natural gel, inhibiting bacterial growth by decreasing oxygen levels.