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blanch

 [blanch]
to become pale.

blanch

[blanch, blänch]
Etymology: Fr, blanchir, to become white
1 to cause to become pale, as a nailbed may be blanched by using digital pressure.
2 to press blood away and wait for return, such as blanching of fingernails and return of blood.
3 to become white or pale, as from vasoconstriction accompanying fear or anger.

blanch

(blanch)
1. To become white or pale, as skin or mucous membrane affected by vasoconstriction.
2. To whiten or bleach a surface or substance.
[O.Fr. blanchir, fr. blanc, white]

blanch

to become pale.
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After loading the blanching basket with no more than 1lb of vegetables, lower it into a six-pint saucepan of boiling water.
None of the three NCX 1022 formulations showed any blanching (vasoconstrictive) effect.
The blanching solution was drained and the beans were rinsed with hot water.
Saturated blanching water is channeled into the wastewater network of the regional water board and, after appropriate treatment, is discharged into surface water.
Blanching as a pretreatment is a short-time heat-treatment generally applied to fruits and vegetables primarily to inactivate natural enzymes [13].
Thus, this work was aimed at studying the influence of blanching, processing conditions and anti-browning agent concentration on some physico-chemical properties and appearance during canning of green pepper (Capsicum sinensis).
An optimized blanching temperature activates the enzyme pectin methylesterase (PME).
Indeed, I once experimented when I had stacks of beans and froze half immediately, half after blanching.
The basic version consists of an infeed station, a preheating section, blanching station and a cooling section.
Blanching and cooling fruits, vegetables and herbs.
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Previous studies have shown that the use of a continuous microwave system for blanching peanuts can reduce processing time, compared to using a traditional hot air, multi-zone oven.