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1. (WO2019033200) PRE-COOKED INSTANT FOOD PRODUCT AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING IT
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Claims

1. A process for making a pre-cooked instant food product comprising the steps of:

i) steaming the food product for a pre-determine time;

ii) immersing the steamed food product in a high concentration cooled brine solution for about 5 to 15 minutes;

iii) removing excess water from the surface of the food product for about 3 to 15 minutes; and

iv) packing a pre-determined amount of the food product into a container and sealing such container, the container being made of a material safe for keeping food products therein and is able to withstand temperatures higher than 90 °C without leaking.

2. The process of claim 1 further comprising a step of storing the containers filled with the pre-cooked food product at temperatures of 2 °C or lower. 3. The process of claim 1 further comprising a step of wrapping the precooked food product in a liner.

4. The process of claim 1 further comprising a step of evacuating air out of the sealed container.

5. A pre-cooked instant food product prepared by a process of claim 1, wherein the step of immersing into the brine solution provides a salt to adhere to a surface of a steamed food product to preserve such pre-cooked food product.

6. The pre-cooked instant food product of claim 1, wherein the liner is selected from a grape leaf, a bamboo leaf, a lotus leaf or a corn leaf.

7. The pre-cooked instant food product of claim 1, wherein the food product is freshly made pasta.

8. A process for making a pre-cooked instant pasta comprising the steps of: i) steaming freshly made pasta for about 3 to 10 minutes;

ii) immersing the steamed pasta in a high concentration cooled brine solution for about 5 to 15 minutes;

iii) removing excess water from the surface of the pasta for about 10 minutes; and

iv) packing a pre-determined amount of the pasta into a container and sealing such container, the container being made of a material safe for containing pasta and being able to withstand temperatures higher than 90 °C without leaking.

9. The process of claim 8 further comprising a step of storing the containers filled with the pre-cooked pasta at temperatures of 2 °C or lower.

10. The process of claim 8 further comprising a step of wrapping the precooked pasta in a liner.

1 1. The process of claim 8 further comprising a step of evacuating air out of the sealed container.

12. A system for processing pre-cooked instant food product, the system comprising:

i) a steamer for steaming the food product;

ii) a vessel containing a high concentration cooled brine solution to immense the steamed food product into the cooled brine solution; iii) a draining means for removing excess water from the surface of the food product; and

iv) a packing means to pack and seal a pre-determined amount of a drained food product into a suitable container.

13. The system of claim 12, further comprising a storing means for storing the containers filled with pre-cooked food product.

14. The system of claim 12, further comprising a means for wrapping the precooked food product with a liner.

15. The system of claim 12, further comprising a vacuum pump to evacuate air from the container.

16. The system of claim 12, wherein the food product is a freshly made pasta.