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processed food

Raw food that has been adulterated or modified to increase its nutritional content or make it more palatable and easier to ship, to store, or to sell.
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The "United States Processed Food and Beverage Preservatives Market: Prospects, Trends Analysis, Market Size and Forecasts up to 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
"Improving diet based on adherence to minimally processed food - a key aspect of the Mediterranean diet - has been shown to protect against chronic disease and all cause mortality," the University of Navarra researchers said.
For the study, researchers admitted 20 healthy adult volunteers, 10 male and 10 female, for one continuous month and, in random order for two weeks on each diet, providing them with meals made up of ultra-processed foods or meals of minimally processed foods.
India has emerged as a major exporter of agricultural and processed food, with exports increasing from about $5bn in 2003, to over $39bn in 2013.
It is frequently used in a range of processed foods including cake, bread, biscuits, pastries and other desserts.
Contaminants, some of which may be carcinogenic, have also been found in heat-treated processed food products, and many contain legal but controversial additives such as sodium nitrite and titanium oxide.
With the surge of the processed food industry, small- and medium-sized companies such as K and N's, Dawn, Menu, PK Livestock, and Big Bird have now become household names.
Their massive study reports a possible link between highly processed food in the diet and cancer.
Whether the current trend toward healthier eating is merely a fad remains to be seen, but millions of Americans are experimenting with eating less processed food, and enjoying the fresh foods they're eating.
The research team examined the effects of processed food on the intestines, and on the development of autoimmune diseases--conditions in which the body attacks and damages its own tissues.
Americans' perception of frozen processed food continues to change in this direction, London-based Euromonitor International articulates in its December 2014 report, "Frozen Processed Food in the U.S." Products that are perceived to be fresh and healthy are the ones leading category growth in frozen processed foods.