Nutritive Value of Solar and Conventionally Cooked Foods


Affiliations

  • Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women - Deemed University, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Coimbatore, 641 043, India
  • Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women - Deemed University, Department of Resource Management, Coimbatore, 641 043, India

Abstract

Food is the chief materiai that is being utilized by the body for the growth, repair and maintenance of vitoi body processes. Good nutrition is an obsoiute requirement for sound physical and mentai heoith. Nutrients are chemical substances which are necessary for the proper functioning of the body. Nutrients in foods ore affected by various practices of handling and preparation. Cooking often destroys considerable quantities of vitamins and minerals a nd denatures some constituents In food. The Influence of heat during cooking may destroy the nutrient profile of the foodstuffs.

Subject Discipline

Food Science and Technology

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