Structure-Function Analysis of Edible Fats

Structure-Function Analysis of Edible Fats

2nd Edition - June 11, 2018

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  • Editor: Alejandro Marangoni
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128140413
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128140420

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Structure-Function Analysis of Edible Fats, Second Edition summarizes the latest approaches in the quantification of the physical structure of fats and its relationship to macroscopic functionality. The book takes a proven, general approach, presenting principles and techniques in a way that can be applied to any lipidic material. As the maturity of the field has increased since the first edition, there is an increased need for more sophisticated quantitative approaches to common problems encountered by industry. This book outlines modern methods used for this purpose by some of the leading authorities in the field today. Edited by expert Alejandro Marangoni, and with contributions from leaders in field, the book features the latest developments, including chapters on Phase Behavior of Fat Mixtures and the Rheology and Mechanical Properties of Fats Methods Used in the Study of the Physical Properties of Fats (including a new section on microscopy).

Key Features

  • Fully revised and updated with 30% new content, including new chapters on Phase Behavior of Fat Mixtures, Rheology and Mechanical Properties of Fats, and Methods Used in the Study of the Physical Properties of Fats
  • Includes a new section on microscopy
  • Presents the principles behind X-ray diffraction, crystallization theory, and the mechanics of fats
  • Provides theory for foundational understanding, examples for real-world insight, and tips for improving applied results


Academics, researchers, and industry professionals working in fats and oils in the food industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Characterization of the Nanostructure of Triacylglycerol Crystal Networks
    2. Nucleation and Crystallization Kinetics of Fats
    3. Powder X-ray Diffraction of Triglycerides in the Study of Polymorphism
    4. Melting and Solidification of Fats
    5. Rheology and Mechanical Properties of Fats
    6. Nonlinear Rheology of Fats Using Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear Tests
    7. Modeling Interactions in Edible Fats
    8. Oil Migration Through Fats-Quantification and Its Relationship to Structure
    9. Ultra-Small Angle X-ray Scattering: A Technique to Study Soft Materials
    10. Fat Crystallization and Structure in Bakery, Meat, and Cheese Systems
    11. Methods Used in the Study of the Physical Properties of FatS

Product details

  • No. of pages: 418
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press and AOCS Press 2018
  • Published: June 11, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press and AOCS Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128140413
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128140420

About the Editor

Alejandro Marangoni

Alejandro Marangoni is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Food and Soft Materials Science at the University of Guelph. His work concentrates on the physical properties of foods, particularly fat crystallization and structure. He has published over 200 refereed research articles and six books. He is the recipient of many awards including a 1999 Premier’s Research Excellence Award, the first Young Scientist Award from the AOCS (2000), a Canada Research Chair (2001, renewed in 2006), two Distinguished Researcher Awards from the Ontario Innovation Trust (2002), a Career Award from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (2002), an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (2002)—given to the top six Canadian scientists from all disciplines—and the T.L. Mounts Award from AOCS in 2004. Dr. Marangoni is a past chair of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Plant Biology and Food Science Grant Selection Committee, member of NSERC’s E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship selection committee, Editor-in-Chief of Food Research International (Elsevier), an Associate Editor of the JAOCS (Springer), and an editorial board member of Food and Function (RSC), Food Digestion (Springer) and CyTA—The Journal of Food (Taylor and Francis). Dr. Marangoni has co-founded three high-technology companies and is the co-recipient of the 2008 Guelph Partners of Innovation “Innovator of the Year” award for his discovery of a platform technology for the manufacture of structured oil-in-water emulsions. Dr. Marangoni has recently been appointed a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Food, Health, and Aging.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Canada Research Chair, Food and Soft Materials Science, University of Guelph, ON, Canada

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