Minimal Processing Technologies for Production and Preservation of Tailor-Made Foods§
1Departamento de Producción Animal y Ciencia de los Alimentos, Facultad de Veterinaria, Instituto Agroalimentario de Aragón-IA2, Universidad de Zaragoza-CITA (UNIZAR), C. de Pedro Cerbuna, 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
2Université de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), ISARA Lyon, BioDyMIA Research Unit, Technopole Alimentec, 155 rue Henri de Boissieu, 01000 Bourg en Bresse, France
3University of Food Technologies (UFT), 26 Maritza boulevard, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Received: 29 November 2022
Accepted: 6 September 2023
tailor-made food; biopreservation; emerging technologies; minimal processing technologies
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Tailor-made foods, also known as foods with programmable properties, are specialised systems with unique composition prepared by different methods, using the known mechanisms of action of their bioactive ingredients. The development of tailor-made foods involves the evaluation of individual components, including bioactive substances derived from waste products of other productions, such as essential oils. These components are evaluated both individually and in combination within food compositions to achieve specific functionalities.
This review focuses on the application of minimal processing technologies for the production and preservation of tailor-made foods. It examines a range of approaches, including traditional and emerging technologies, as well as novel ingredients such as biomolecules from various sources and microorganisms. These approaches are combined according to the principles of hurdle technology to achieve effective synergistic effects that enhance food safety and extend the shelf life of tailor-made foods, while maintaining their functional properties.
§This paper was presented at the 11th Central European Congress on Food and Nutrition CEFood 2022, Čatež ob Savi, Slovenia, 27-30 September 2022