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Oil and Fat Containing Food Items Are Flushed with Nitrogen. Why? - Science

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Oil and Fat containing food items are flushed with Nitrogen. Why?

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Solution 1

The main purpose of flushing Nitrogen into food packets that contain oil and fat items is to prevent Rancidity which occurs when the oil or fat reacts with the oxygen letting out an unpleasant smell and taste. Therefore by flushing Nitrogen, an unreactive surrounding is created thus preventing rancidity.

Solution 2

Oil and fat containing food items flushed with nitrogen because nitrogen acts as an antioxidant and it prevent them from being oxidised.

Concept: Rancidity of Food and Its Prevention
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NCERT Class 10 Science
Chapter 1 Chemical Reactions and Equations
Q 19 | Page 16
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