Salad dressing in a pot. An example using a modified starch.

Modified Starch

August 31, 2021 smitsa 0

The modification of starch  allows the food developer greater options in the use of this key ingredient. The modification is usually through chemicals and they […]

Manufacture of glucose syrup

The Manufacture Of Glucose Syrup

August 26, 2021 smitsa 0

Glucose syrup is manufactured from starches usually derived from maize (corn) or rice. There are seven process steps which include:- mixing process, liquefaction, deproteinization, saccharification, […]

Corn cobs. Feedstcok for the dry milling of corn.

The Wet-Milling Of Corn

August 14, 2021 smitsa 2

The wet-milling of corn is a carefully controlled process. It relies on breaking corn kernels into their constituent parts which are corn oil, corn starch […]

Baked bread - the colour and flavour are due to Maillard reactions.

Maillard Browning

June 24, 2021 smitsa 0

Maillard browning reactions are one those chemical reactions that are fundamental to food manufacture and storage. The reaction is probably the most important taking place […]

Seafood Fraud

June 23, 2021 smitsa 0

Seafood fraud is one of the biggest unsung food issues of the 21st century. It not only means the illegal mislabeling and mis-selling of fish […]

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Ice Cream Anyone?

April 14, 2021 smitsa 0

Ice cream is one of the great delights of summer especially its warmer days. It is consumed throughout the world and is viewed as a […]

Active packaging

What Is Active Packaging?

April 6, 2021 smitsa 0

Active packaging is the incorporation of particular components and additives into a packaging system that release or absorb substances  from the packaged food into the […]

female scientist using metabolomics

The Power Of Metabolomics

March 31, 2021 smitsa 0

Metabolomics is a now a long established method of examination of analytical chemistry. The discipline, for that is now what it truly is, can be […]

Lab equipment with colored liquid (mainly conical flasks)

Water Activity In Food

March 4, 2021 smitsa 0

Water is a fundamental component in food, both in terms of maintaining food quality, its preservation and minimizing microbial spoilage. Water activity (aw) is a […]