Unit Code: FIS703
Unit Title: Food Analysis
Food Analysis is aimed at helping students learn about the basic principles of scientific analysis of qualitative and quantitative information on food components such as moisture, protein, carbohydrate, lipids, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, and other trace elements, using conventional and well tested methods. The focus of this Unit is to enhance students’ capacity in scientific analysis by introducing them to different theories and skills within the scope of qualitative and quantitative food analysis. Topics covered are purposefully selected and organized to assist students attain skills in areas such as sampling and treatment of food and food products, prior to analysis, including analysis of nutrient composition of various food products, and other analytical skills related to chemistry, biotechnology and food engineering. This is to equip students with the necessary tools that will enable them examine, create and add value to different food products.