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  1. Food preservation

    Food preservation usually involves preventing the growth of bacteria, fungi, and other micro-organisms, as well as retarding the oxidation of fats which cause rancidity. Food preservation can also include processes which inhibit visual deterioration, such as the enzymatic browning reaction in apples after they are cut, which can occur during food preparation. Many processes designed to preserve food will involve a number of food preservation methods. Preserving fruit by turning it into jam, for example, involves boiling, sugaring and sealing within an airtight jar. There are many traditional methods of preserving food that limit the energy inputs and reduce carbon footprint. Maintaining or creating nutritional value, texture and flavour is an important aspect of food preservation, although, historically, some methods drastically altered the character of the food being preserved. In many cases these changes have now come to be seen as desirable qualities – cheese, yoghurt and pickled onions being common examples.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Food Preservation

    Procedures or techniques used to keep food from spoiling.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of food preservation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of food preservation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Andreas Essig:

    Copsin is an exceptionally stable protein, so you can for example boil it at 100 degrees, you can put it in strong acid for hours, you can also treat it with very aggressive enzymes and it remains completely active. This feature allows us, for example, also to go into applications in food industry, food preservation, productions where strong acids in high temperatures are very common.

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