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Research Project: New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops

Location: Healthy Processed Foods Research

Title: Freeze-drying fundamentals

item McHugh, Tara

Submitted to: Food Technology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/16/2018
Publication Date: 2/1/2018
Citation: McHugh, T.H. 2018. Freeze-drying fundamentals. Food Technology. 72(2):72-74.

Interpretive Summary: This month's Food Processing column will review the history and market for freeze drying, as well as the science behind it. Applications will be discussed as well.

Technical Abstract: Freeze-drying is a very gentle dehydration process used for preservation of high quality foods. The history and market for this technology will be reviewed in this column, as will he science. Applications will be discussed as well.