Cream liqueurs. A glass of cream liqueur with a cinnamon twirl.

The Best Cream Liqueurs

November 26, 2020 smitsa 0

Cream liqueurs have a fascinating science surrounding them but it is their flavour which appeals to so many. Festive seasons like Christmas always seem to […]

Festive celebration roasted turkey with gravy for Thanksgiving or Christmas

The Thanksgiving Turkey

November 18, 2020 smitsa 0

The traditional fare of both Thanksgiving and the Christmas dinner is the good old roast turkey. It has been the centre piece of the dining […]

Creamer powder. A food prone to powder clumping.

The Issue Of Powder Clumping

October 28, 2020 smitsa 0

Powder clumping is a pain for anybody making food or pharmaceutical products! In fact it has other terms too including caking and agglomeration but whatever […]

Ring doughnuts in a black frying pan.

Frying Tonight !

October 23, 2020 smitsa 1

Introduction Frying foods in hot oil has been a common cooking practice for all those looking for crispy textured and flavoursome foods. The rapid and […]

Gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome

October 22, 2020 smitsa 0

The gut microbiome is one of the most interesting new ‘organs’ to be identified in humans because it offers opportunities for improving health at phases […]

Brewers yeast. A case for flocculation at the end of brewing.


October 6, 2020 smitsa 0

One of the fundamental processes of downstream processing of biomolecules is the separation of insoluble material from soluble material. It is regularly used in wastewater […]

Eggs in a large egg tray on a white background.

The Composition Of Eggs

October 2, 2020 smitsa 0

Eggs are a basic food throughout human civilization and a provider of much needed nutrition. They also have exceptional functional benefits throughout food manufacture such […]

Bunch of over ripe bananas on white background. Affected by tyrosinases and polyphenol oxidases.

What Is Tyrosinase?

October 1, 2020 smitsa 0

Tyrosinase is an enzyme that catalyses the rate-limiting step in melanin synthesis in animals. It helps converts the amino acid tyrosine to DOPA in particular […]