Unit Code: FIS708

Unit Title: Food Chemistry

The Food Chemistry Unit introduces key chemical components that are present in food and how they can be changed, through processing, to ultimately affect food quality. The Unit guides students to understand and appreciate the basic scientific principles relating to food, with practical applications covering the properties of water, carbohydrate, lipids, proteins and other food additives in different food systems. Emphasis is placed on helping students gain practical experience, especially in recognizing conditions and processes that affect color, flavor, texture, nutrition, and food safety. Students explore the importance of the presence of different nutrients in food, as well as technical processes available to utilize, enhance and control important chemical compositions in food.