July 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Parboiling

Parboiling is a Hydro thermal treatment given to paddy prior to its milling to achieve maximum recovery of head rice and to minimize the breakage. In this process, paddy is soaked and the wet paddy is then heated and dried. Means there are three basic steps--Soaking, Steaming and Drying. The paddy grain is mainly composed of polygonal starch granules. The voids or…

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Added by Poorva on July 27, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

after blanching drying rate of fruits/veg. is being decrease as compare to un-blanched .................can anyone tell me reason why it is so?

after blanching drying rate of fruits/veg. is being decrease as compare to un-blanched .................can anyone tell me reason why it is so?

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Added by Nirav Dineshbhai Joshi on July 26, 2012 at 4:39pm — 5 Comments

caffiene crystals



Caffeine crystals

Credit: Annie Cavanagh. Wellcome Images

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False-coloured scanning electron micrograph of caffeine crystals. Caffeine is a bitter, crystalline xanthine alkaloid that acts as a stimulant drug. Beverages containing…

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Added by Anusha Ramani on July 18, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Side effect of Soda

Added by Anusha Ramani on July 18, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Metal Detector for Food Processing Industry.

Metal Detector for Food Processing Industry

Target Innovations has evolved to be one of the leading Manufacturers,Seller,Trader and Exporter of Metal Detector / Metal Detectors/ Metal Detector from Goa,INDIA (Asia).
Over the years Target Innovations has developed core strength in…
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Added by Arun Arondekar on July 11, 2012 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

Environment Protection Act

Concept of an important Act adopted from our Vedic Scripturesms as follows:

The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 defines the environment as follows: ‘Environment includes water air and land and the inter-relationship which exists among and between water, air and land and human beings, other living creatures, plants, micro-organisms and property’

 

From the above definition, it can be briefly said that…

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Added by Anusha Ramani on July 7, 2012 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Hydrological cycle based on Vedas

I found it interesting so thought of sharing with all the food techies in our pathshala

The beginning of life on earth as described in our Vedas is as follows : 

 

'The first germ of life was developed by water and heat.' (Manusmriti - Book I, sloka 8, 9)

 

From the very beginning the people of India know the importance of water. It is one of the…

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Added by Anusha Ramani on July 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Food Security

Many of us might have heard this term but the real meaning is still unknown, so thought of sharing it here on the forum.

The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”. Commonly, the concept of food security is defined as including both physical and economic access to food that meets people's dietary needs as…

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Added by Pankaj Sharma on July 6, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Human hair is used as a food additive! It is used to make l-cysteine, an amino acid.

Your hair is a rich source of amino acid called L-cysteine. And here is the hair-raising fact: L-cysteine was extracted from human hair and used as flavor enhancer or flour improver in your food. It is sometimes listed as E920 on food packaging.

The dough for pizza crusts, meat dumpling (pao), vegetarian meat or soya sauce may contain L-cysteine. More than a decade ago, human hair was a main source of L-cysteine. The major source was Chinese hair because it…

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Added by Arun Gadsulwar on July 5, 2012 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

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