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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: Is healthy processed food an oxymoron?

item McHugh, Tara

Submitted to: Food Technology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/1/2018
Publication Date: 7/1/2018
Citation: McHugh, T.H. 2018. Is healthy processed food an oxymoron?. Food Technology. 72(7):116-118.

Interpretive Summary: Food processing is often considered to result in unhealthy foods. This is not true. This column will prove that.

Technical Abstract: Food processing is often mistakenly associated with harming the healthfulness of foods. This prevailing viewpoint will be debunked in this month’s Processing column. The column will present examples of how food processing, in reality, improves the healthfulness of a wide variety of foods. Like all technologies, food processing offers the opportunity to benefit or harm. Its ultimate impact depends on how it is implemented.