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Conventional and Emerging Food Processing Technologies for Asian Functional Food Production

Traditionally, Asian foods are produced on a small scale with manual operations. The product is usually consumed locally. In the last few decades, mass production of prepared foods with modern equipment and technologies has started to play an increasingly important role in the production of many Asian food products, including foods with health claims. Conventional food processing technologies are primarily aimed at

prevention of spoilage, and retention of nutrients and sensory attributes.