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Aseptic packages Packages made for shelf-stable food storage
Clone Genetic copy of an organism
Genetic Engineering Process by which genes are removed from one organism, such as a plant, animal, or microorganism, and transferred to another
Map packages Modified atmosphere packages in which mix of carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen is inserted into package before sealing to slow bacterial growth
Enrichment Food production method that restores nutrients lost in processing to near original levels.
Ergonomics Study of ways to make space and equipment easier and more comfortable to use.
Fortification Process of adding a nutrient not normally found in a food.
Metabolism Process through which living cells use nutrients in chemical reaction in order to provide energy for vital process and activities
RDA Amount of a nutrient needed by 98 percent of the people in the given age and gender group.
Basal Metabolism Minimum amount of energy needed to maintain basic body processes
Anemia Blood disorder characterized by lack of energy, weakness, shortness of breath, and cold hands and feet; caused by lack of iron.
Glucose Blood sugar formed when carbohydrates are fully broken down chemically.
Malnutrition Deficiency or severe shortage of nutrient, caused by faulty or inadequate nutrition.
Absorption Movement of nutrients into blood stream.
Calorie Amount of energy needed to raise temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree Celsius.
Chyme Thick liquid resulting as stomach breaks down food mechanically through peristalsis
digestion Mechanical and chemical process that breaks food down to release nutrients in forms the body can absorb for use.
Villi Billions of tiny finger-like projections that line folds of small intestine.
Carbohydrates Nutrients that is a person's main source of energy; found mostly in plant foods.
Retort pouches Flexible pouches made of aluminum foil and plastic film
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