How Extrusion has Changed the Food Processing Industry

How Extrusion has Changed the Food Processing Industry

Food preparation through extrusion is a multi-functional thermo-mechanical method that has exploded in popularity in the food processing industry in recent years. It’s one of the most tried-and-true strategies that has stood the test of time. The extrusion process has become more refined and sophisticated as technology has progressed.

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A List of Extruded Food Products

The food extrusion process is incredibly beneficial for the production of a wide variety of foods that we consume daily. It’s a sustainable and versatile technology that combines several unit operations into a single integrated process, including cooking, heating, forming, and shaping. It forces all melted ingredients through a ‘die’ opening or perforated plate which is typically designed specifically for the food being shaped.

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