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Science of Food

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.

FE Students of catering and hospitality; first year food undergraduates


Published: September 1996

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

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


  • 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


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