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What is seeding in crystallization?

(a) It is the initial step in crystallization

(b) It is the final step in crystallization

(c) It is the step where nucleus is added

(d) It is the sub category crystallization

I had been asked this question by my school principal while I was bunking the class.

My question is from Crystallization topic in division Crystallization of Food Processing Unit Operations

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The correct answer is (c) It is the step where nucleus is added

Explanation: Crystal seeding is the process of adding homogeneous or heterogeneous crystals to a crystallizing solution to nucleate and grow more crystals.

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