You know, many times food scientists seem to make things really challenging to understand. As a self-diagnosed food nerd, I will admit that I tend to get very excited about food processing. The beloved Clark Griswold is perhaps the best known food nerd for overcomplicating things with his revolutionary creation, the “Crunch Enhancer, A Non-nutritive Cereal Varnish” as highlighted in the “classic” film, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
In that context, this is my best attempt to simply communicate the extrusion process at PacMoore.
Remember this toy?
Virtually everyone who had a Play-Doh Fun Factory®* growing up understands what extrusion is. So it appears that my work here is done!
The Process of Cooking Extrusion in the Food Industry
This blog has been revised and updated since its original publish date of October 7, 2014.
*Play-Doh Fun Factory® is a registered trademark of Hasbro Inc.
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