How does Extrusion Technology Help the Development of Foods with Better Nutritional Value?
Received Date: January 07, 2019; Published Date: February 06, 2019
Extrusion is nowadays a technological procedure that allows the processing of a very large quantity of final products. These may be for human, animal or industrial use. Food for human consumption has been a major focus in the use of this technological process. Because of their versatility of use, there is a possibility of using very different raw materials, which individually or mixed with other products can generate high added value food products. In this work we point out that only in the adequate control of the process parameters can we obtain foods of high nutritional value, with good sensory characteristics and functional properties.
Keywords: Extrusion cooking; Products Development; Parameters processing; Quality criteria; Foods; Nutrition values