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  1. pasteurized, pasteurisedadjective

    having been subjected to pasteurization in order to halt fermentation


  1. pasteurized

    Pasteurization or pasteurisation is a process of food preservation in which packaged and non-packaged foods (such as milk and fruit juices) are treated with mild heat, usually to less than 100 °C (212 °F), to eliminate pathogens and extend shelf life. The process is intended to destroy or deactivate microorganisms and enzymes that contribute to food spoilage or risk of disease, including vegetative bacteria, but most bacterial spores survive the process.The process is named after the French microbiologist Louis Pasteur whose research in the 1860s demonstrated that thermal processing would deactivate unwanted microorganisms in wine. Spoilage enzymes are also inactivated during pasteurization. Today, pasteurization is used widely in the dairy industry and other food processing industries to achieve food preservation and food safety.By the year 1999, most liquid products were heat treated in a continuous system where heat can be applied using a plate heat exchanger or the direct or indirect use of hot water and steam. Due to the mild heat, there are minor changes to the nutritional quality and sensory characteristics of the treated foods. Pascalization or high pressure processing (HPP) and pulsed electric field (PEF) are non-thermal processes that are also used to pasteurize foods.


  1. pasteurized

    Pasteurized refers to the process of heating a food, usually liquid, to a specific temperature for a definite length of time, and then cooling it immediately to kill bacteria, fungi, yeast, molds, and other harmful microorganisms. This method, invented by French scientist Louis Pasteur in the mid-19th century, is most commonly used in milk and wine production but can be applied to other beverages and sauces.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pasteurized in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pasteurized in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    We relied on them for pasteurized donor breast milk for our premature and medically fragile patients.

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