We all have probably read about the pasteurization process sometime or other in our school days. But do we really understand the importance it plays in safeguarding the food we eat! This process is most synonymous for making food such as milk, healthy drinking juices, cream, vinegar, wine, almonds, etc. drinkable, edible and safe.
We all know that even the tiniest of elements in the world has microorganisms. Everything from your phone screen to the food you are eating has microorganisms, but not all are harmful. These microorganisms help us make vinegar, cheese, curd etc. However, some microorganisms are largely responsible for causing deadly diseases like E coli and Staphylococcus aureus. This is where the pasteurization process comes into picture.
Just to refresh what we had learnt, pasteurization is a simple process of heat processing a liquid or a food to kill pathogenic bacteria to make the food safe to eat. This well tested process turns food into pasteurized food that you buy at the grocery store.
With so many benefits, pasteurization process is indeed one of the most important food-preservation technologies ever developed.
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