chapter  3
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Graphs and curve fitting

Graphs provide an opportunity to display data or information in a more readable form, and thus graphs are very important in the food processing industry. For example, graphs of temperature vs. time are used to determine if a food product has been properly sterilized. Also, rheological data is plotted to determine the viscous properties of foods. Plotting water content vs. time provides a visual method for analyzing drying experiments.