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Short Course Food Preserving

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Preserving Fruit Vegetables and Other Foods

A course for home gardener and hobby farmers through to commercial food producers and processors. It expand your ability to get better value out of fruit, vegetables and other foods; reduce wastage, and diversify the products you can create from primary produce.

  • Farmers can learn how to value add to the produce from their farm
  • Families can learn how to store food safely, and to make pickles, jams, preserves and other food products
  • Food retailers and restaurant staff will better understand how to handle the food they deal with, to improve the shelf life and quality of produce.

Learn to better understand canning/bottling, pickling, freezing, drying, and much more.

 

Course Content

Lesson 1 SCOPE AND NATURE OF FOOD PRESERVATION
Definition of food preservation
History of food preservation
Why do we preserve foods?
Overview of food preservation
Choosing a food preservation method

Lesson 2 HOW FOOD DETERIORATES AND BECOMES UNSAFE
Food spoilage
Food Microbiology
Food Spoilage by Enzymes
Food-borne Disease
Food-borne Infections

Lesson 3 WAYS FOOD CAN BE PRESERVED
Food preservatives
Food preservation - Use of Salt
Food preservation - Use of Acid
Food preservation - Use of Sugar
Other natural food preservatives – a summary
Artificial preservatives

Lesson 4 FREEZING FOOD
Why freeze food?
History of freezing food
Which foods can be frozen?
How to freeze food
Freezing fruits
Freezing vegetables
Freezing meat and poultry
Managing the freezer
General considerations when freezing food

Lesson 5 PICKLES, CHUTNEY AND SAUCES
General Guidelines
Pickles
Other pickles
Chutney
Sauces
Recipes
Lesson 6 JAMS AND JELLIES
Pectin
Jam
JELLY
Marmalade
RECIPES

Lesson 7 CANN ING/BOTTLING FOODS
Bottling
Preparation of Ingredients
Bottling methods
Recipe
Demystifying preserving kits

Lesson 8 DRYING FOOD
Drying methods
Drying methods for selected produce
General tips with drying foods - a summary

Lesson 9 FERMENTATION
Foods fermented by yeast
Foods fermented by bacteria

Lesson 10 OTHER FOOD PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES
Smoking food
Pasteurisation and sterilisation
Sterilisation
Food irradiation
Vacuum packing
Food packaging materials
Using the freshest produce

Lesson 11 USING PRESERVED FOODS
Starting a food preserving business
Deciding what to grow
How to set up your business

Lesson 12 GLOSSARY OF FOOD PRESERVATION TERMS AND TECHNIQUES



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Short Course Food Preserving Short Course Food Preserving
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