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Food processing needs, advantages, and misconceptions
i) Emphasize the necessity of food processing for converting raw produce into food products and how it has evolved in response to the global challenge of food security and sustainability and ii) examine the validity of the use of extent of processing for classification of foods.
Responsible food processing combined with re-formulation and recombining of ingredients improve the diversity of nutritious foods for modern diets. Confusion about the classification of processed and ultra-processed foods and calls to avoid such foods dismiss the necessity of processing for food and nutritional security. Nutritional advice for population health should be based on sound scientific evidence of nutritional value.
Knorr D & Augustin MA.
Trends in Food Science & Technology