BrainPOP

Pasteurization

It’s time to get pasteurized! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby provide answers to all your questions on the process of pasteurization. You’ll find out how the process removes harmful bacteria from food and drink, allowing these products to stay fresher longer. You’ll also gain insight into the history of pasteurization, from the 19th-century experiments of French scientist Louis Pasteur to the advances made over the past century that have improved the nutrients and quality of pasteurized foods. Plus, you’ll learn about the different ways milk is pasteurized, and the effect that higher and higher temperatures have on the expiration date. Got (pasteurized) milk?

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