Tamime and Robinson's Yoghurt

Science and Technology


  • A. Y. Tamime, West of Scotland Agricultural College, Ayr, UK
  • R K Robinson, formerly Reading University, UK

Previous editions of Yoghurt: Science and Technology established the text as an essential reference underpinning the production of yoghurt of consistently high quality. The book has been completely revised and updated to produce this third edition, which combines coverage of recent developments in scientific understanding with information about established methods of best practice to achieve a comprehensive treatment of the subject. General acceptance of a more liberal definition by the dairy industry of the term yoghurt has also warranted coverage in the new edition of a larger variety of gelled or viscous fermented milk products, containing a wider range of cultures.

Developments in the scientific aspects of yoghurt covered in this new edition include polysaccharide production by starter culture bacteria and its effects on gel structure, acid gel formation and advances in the analysis of yoghurt in terms of its chemistry, rheology and microbiology. Significant advances in technology are also outlined, for example automation and mechanisation. There has also been progress in understanding the nutritional profile of yoghurt and details of clinical trials involving yoghurts are described.

This book is a unique and essential reference to students, researchers and manufacturers in the dairy industry.
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Students, researchers, and manufacturers in the dairy industry


Book information

  • Published: March 2007
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-213-1


No technical library should be without a copy and anyone in the business of manufacturing fermented milk or developing new milk products should obtain a copy., International Journal of Dairy Technology
…at almost 800 pages and given the wealth of detailed information, it represents excellent value for money., International Journal of Dairy Technology
…very informative, condensed and has the expected high scientific level. The numerous figures and tables illustrate the presented material clearly; the reference lists are very extensive. …a standard work for both industrial professionals and those involved in applied research., Nahrung (Review of the second edition)

Table of Contents

Historical background; Background to manufacturing practice; Processing plants and equipment; Plant cleaning, hygiene and effluent treatment cleaning aspects; Traditional and recent developments in yoghurt production and related products; Microbiology of yoghurt and related starter cultures; Biochemistry of fermentation; Preservation and production of starter cultures; Nutritional value of yoghurt; Quality control in yoghurt manufacture.