Brent always finds a way to sneak in the topic of food! On this episode of Steam Culture, we are investigating processed foods and their shapes. Brent takes us through the process of food extrusion.
In this example, extrusion is a form of processing food through a barrel and forcing it through a die to create a shape. Twizzlers, Peeps, dog treats, pasta and Brent's favorite snack foods, Funyuns and Cheese Puffs, are all created through food extrusion or processing.
The process of extrusion begins with a hopper where all the ingredients go inside of a tube with a cutting die at the end. When the ingredients enter the hopper they are mixed as they move along. Eventually, the food reaches a cutting die and pushes it through. Then, you have your favorite snack foods.
Watch the video below for the full explanation of food processing.
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