Effects of Food Processing on Nutrient Value


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Which of the following is a TRUE statement regarding food processing?

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1. What is the name of the process that involves heating milk products and fruit juices to destroy microorganisms?

2. Vegetables are often subjected to this rapid heating and cooling process before freezing or canning.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you to assess your learning of the lesson about processed foods and their nutrient content. You will be tested on the various forms of food processing, as well as the purpose of food processing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to check your understanding of what you have learned about:

  • What happens during food processing
  • What pasteurization does to juices and milk products
  • The meaning of blanching
  • The definition of milling
  • The advantages of food processing

Skills Practiced

You can practice these skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on food processing and nutrient value
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about different forms of food processing and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as milling and food processing
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as blanching and pasteurization

Additional Learning

Do you want to learn more about how food processing alters the nutritional value of the foods that we eat? Then, have a look at the video lesson on Food Processing & Nutrient Value. You can find the following objectives within this lesson:

  • Define food processing
  • Understand and identify the effects of food processing
  • Understand how grains are processed
  • Define milling
  • Understand what happens when meat is processed
  • Define blanching and understand what this does to vegetables
  • Define pasteurization and understand what this process does to juices and milk products