Science of Food


  • K. B. Sherrington, 14 Castle View, Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 3YB
  • P. M. Gaman, Department of Food Industries, Cassio College, Langley Road, Watford, WD1 3RH

The textbook provides a thorough grounding in the science of food preparation for BTEC National, HNC/D, and GNVQ Hospitality and Catering. It will also be useful for courses in Home Economics, Food Science, Food Technology, Dietetics and Nutrition. Topics are introduced through clear, concise explanations supported by up-to-date data.
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FE Students of catering and hospitality; first year food undergraduates


Book information

  • Published: September 1996
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-2373-5


".....the authors must be congratulated on providing a useful and concise introduction and ready reference refresher to the important topics of food science, nutrition and microbiology." Food Manufacturer International

Table of Contents

Measurement; Basic chemistry; Organic chemistry; Food dispersions; Carbohydrates; Fats and oils; Proteins; Vitamins; Mineral elements and water; Basic physiology; Enzymes and digestion; Food and energy; Nutrition in practice; Commodities; Introduction to microbiology; Food poisoning; Food hygiene; Food preservation; Food additives and food labelling; Further Reading;Index