Food Processing Technology
Food Technology deals with all technical aspects of foods, beginning with harvesting or slaughtering, and ending with its cooking and consumption (“from field to fork”). Food science is a highly interdisciplinary applied science. It incorporates concepts from many different fields including microbiology, chemical engineering, and biochemistry.Food technology is advancing towards low-cost effective technologies, utilisation of indigenous raw materials, bio-friendly processes with emphasis on integrated technology and high level pursuit for total technology with underpinning of food safety, health and nutrition to all sections of the population. Nutraceuticalis related with a food or food product that reportedly provides health and medical benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. These include all the dietary supplements, functional food and medical food. These chemical components are derived from plant, food, and microbial sources, and provide medicinal benefits valuable to long-term health viz. probiotics, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. Food and nutrition companies foresee a great deal of promise from nanotechnology in novel food products.
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