This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.
The residential school will include a range of practical laboratory activities designed to enhance the learning of students.
In particular, students may:
" Determine the effect of variations in food composition on water activity of selected foods
" Determine the vitamin concentration of fresh and processed fruit juices
" Quantify the amount of reducing sugar in selected foods
" Study the structure of selected foods using microscopy
" Measure pH and quantify lactic acid in yogurt production
" Examine the effect of pH and solvents on protein solubility
" Characterise the gelatinisation behaviour of different starches
" Quantify lipid peroxidation
" Quantify the rate of enzyme degradation of starch