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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

What are the advantages and disadvantages of food preservation using radiation?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Advantages and disadvantages of preserving food using radiation have to be discussed.

Concept Introduction:

Radiation used in preservation of food is ultraviolet rays, beta rays, gamma rays, X-rays and microwaves.

Food radiation is a process of exposing food to controlled levels of ionising radiation to kill harmful bacteria, pest etc.

Explanation

Advantages:

It can kill many insects and pests that infest foods.

It can delay or stop normal ripening and decay processes so that foods can be stored for longer.

It can kill dangerous micro-organisms in foods...

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