Food Preservation: Explanation & Importance


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How does drying food kill microbes?

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1. Why is canning such an effective method of killing microbes?

2. Which of the following statements about freezing our food is incorrect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the following quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of the major methods and effects of food preservation. Questions on drying, canning, salting and freezing will help cover the most important points.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Through these questions, you will test your understanding of:

  • How drying and canning kill microbes
  • What food preservation is used for
  • How salt helps in preserving food

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the varieties of food preservation to see how salting and drying of food utilize the same method of microbe reduction
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can properly understand and interpret information from the lesson and apply that to the different effects freezing has on food
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of food preservation to identify how each method functions, such as drying, canning and salting

Additional Learning

For more about methods of food preservation, review the lesson titled Food Preservation: Explanation & Importance. It will teach you concepts such as:

  • Why food preservation was developed
  • How modern chemicals can be used in preserving food
  • The effect refrigeration has on harmful microbes