Preparation of Frozen Foods
An outgrowth of the preservation of foods by refrigeration was the development of a process for preparing frozen foods. Although a number of experimenters contributed to the discovery of a workable process, the name of American inventor Clarence Birdseye is associated with the early successful introduction of the method; one of his chief contributions was his system of freezing perishable foods (packed in individual containers ready for sale) between refrigerated metal plates.
Sections in this article:
- Early Methods of Refrigeration
- Mechanical Refrigeration Systems
- Preparation of Frozen Foods
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