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Preserving: Jimmy’s Food Factory, Series 1

Today, people expect even seasonal fare to be available 365 days a year. So how do food companies keep their products safe to eat weeks, months, or even years after it is produced? In this program, Jimmy Doherty looks at methods of food storage and preservation, visiting a manufacturing plant of frozen meals and a canned baked beans factory. A BBC Production. Part of the series Jimmy’s Food Factory, Series 1. (29 minutes)

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Comparing Freezing Methods
Jimmy compares the textures of fresh and frozen vegetables. As they freeze in home freezers large ice crystals rupture cells, ruining the structure of the vegetable. Jimmy flash freezes peas using liquid nitrogen.