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Ways of Preserving Food
The following are some common methods of food preservation
Salting: Salting is the commonest chemical used in food preservation. Salt destroys bacteria and drains water in food. We can use salt in preserving meat, fish, pepper, tomatoes, locust beans, among others.
Drying: Water is removed in drying. It is used in the preservation of fruits like coconut, pepper, vegetables, etc. Sun or oven can be used for drying. To hasten drying, the food can be sliced or cut into smaller sizes.
Smoking: This is done using wood smoke. The smoke contains some chemicals that make bacteria inactive. You can use it for fish or meat.
- Mention five ways we can preserve food.
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