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Textbooks are a crucial part of the college experience. The majority of students spend thousands of dollars on textbooks per year, and the average student has over $1,000 in unread textbooks sitting at home. If you find yourself in this position, here are some simple tips for how to summarize a textbook chapter efficiently so […]

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What is Food Dehydration? Food dehydration is the process of removing water from food by evaporation. This process can be used for food preservation and to produce lightweight, shelf-stable foods including fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish. By removing water from food, dehydration prevents the growth of microorganisms that cause spoilage. Dehydration also helps to preserve […]

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What is a Functional Food? A functional food is a food that has been specifically designed to provide health benefits beyond the traditional nutrients it contains. They generally contain bioactive components which may include pre and probiotics, essential fatty acids, and phytochemicals. Sources of Functional Foods Excellent sources of functional foods include fruits and vegetables, […]

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The food industry is a massive one, with lots of departments and regulations. In this article, find out which regulatory agencies exist and what they do in order to make sure that the food we eat is safe. Local Health Departments Local health departments are responsible for ensuring that food service establishments such as restaurants, […]

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