Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Qualitative

Design

Literature Review

Classification

N/A

Country studied

Global

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

Literature

Study setting

N/A

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

N/A

Sample size

N/A

Food processing needs, advantages, and misconceptions/Trends in Food Science & Technology

Goal

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.

Results

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.

Authors

Knorr D & Augustin MA.

Journal

DOI