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ISBN: 9781305251052
Chapter 11.4, Problem 2EG
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Irradiated herbs, spices, fruit, and other produce have been in stores in the United States for years. Have any health risks associated with these foods been identified?

Summary Introduction

To explain:  The health risks associated with irradiated foods.

Introduction: The irradiation of food involves the exposure of food and food packaging products to the ionizing radiations. The radiations used for irradiation can be gamma rays and X-rays. It helps in the sterilization of food products.

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The following are the health risks associated with irradiated foods:

  • • The irradiated foods are deficient in nutrients because the nutrients of the foods are destroyed or chemically inactivated by ionizing radiations. These foods have a low nutrient value as compared to raw foods, so they give empty calories to the individual and may cause malnutrition as well, if consumed daily.
  • • Radiation causes chemical modification of vitamins and enzymes present in the food and some modifications may lead to the formation of toxic compounds...

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