This book has been written for those whose interests bridge food processing and physicochemical aspects of radiation. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review of publications concerning foods and radiations. Instead, it is an attempt to familiarize the reader with pertinent knowledge of a unified, interdisciplinary concept of various electromagnetic radiations and corresponding effects on foods. Consideration was given to similarities and differ ences between various segments of the electromagnetic spectrum. The broad approach of this book was considered to be crucial for cross-discipline comparisons. The reader is introduced to the electromagnetic spectrum in the Prologue and then the book follows the wavelengths, from short to long values. Chapter 1 deals with ionizing radiation: historical background, sources of radiation employed in food treatment, units of measurement, and fundamentals of radiation chemistry. A survey of potential applications of ionizing radiation in food technology is followed by a description of methods for radiation dosimetry. Safety and wholesomeness of irradiated foods, analytical methods for postirradiation dosimetry in foods, and consumer acceptance of food irradiation conclude this section. Chapter 2 intrudes into the next segment of the spectrum: ultra violet-visible radiation. The general presentation of this electro magnetic emission and illumination source enables the discussion of its effects on foods, including applications in food analysis.
A comprehensive source of in-depth information provided on existing and emerging food technologies based on the electromagnetic spectrum Electromagnetic Technologies in Food Science examines various methods employed in food applications that are based on the entire electromagnetic (EM) spectrum. Focusing on recent advances and challenges in food science and technology, this is an up-to-date volume that features vital contributions coming from an international panel of experts who have shared both fundamental and advanced knowledge of information on the dosimetry methods, and on potential applications of gamma irradiation, electron beams, X-rays, radio and microwaves, ultraviolet, visible, pulsed light, and more. Organized into four parts, the text begins with an accessible overview of the physics of the electromagnetic spectrum, followed by discussion on the application of the EM spectrum to non-thermal food processing. The physics of infrared radiation, microwaves, and other advanced heating methods are then deliberated in detail—supported by case studies and examples that illustrate a range of both current and potential applications of EM-based methods. The concluding section of the book describes analytical techniques adopted for quality control, such as hyperspectral imaging, infrared and Raman spectroscopy. This authoritative book resource: Covers advanced theoretical knowledge and practical applications on the use of EM spectrum as novel methods in food processing technology Discusses the latest progress in developing quality control methods, thus enabling the control of continuous fast-speed processes Explores future challenges and benefits of employing electromagnetic spectrum in food technology applications Addresses emerging processing technologies related to improving safety, preservation, and overall quality of various food commodities Electromagnetic Technologies in Food Science is an essential reading material for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, academics, and agri-food professionals working in the area of food preservation, novel food processing techniques and sustainable food production.
The book aimes at imparting basics of the subject besides the latest trends in the evolution of technologies and important industrial practices. Besides the technological aspects, adequate emphasis has also been laid on the quality aspects and adequate knowledge input required for a student or professional in Food Science and Technology. The book contains 16 s addressing various important aspects such as unit operations, thermal processing, hurdle technology preservation, cold preservation, dehydration, freezing, and advanced thermal techniques such as infrared and microwaves besides non-thermal aspects such as high pressure and pulsed electric field processing as well as ?-irradiation. State-of-art subject areas such as functional foods could be an added flavour as the global food market has ample potential in the area of functional foods. Food packaging and food laws are important in commercializing processed foods as well as fresh produce and the areas require due emphasis to make the book more comprehensive.
Deep knowledge of the chemical composition, nutrients, physical properties, toxicology, and microbiological composition of food allows for the production of safe, high-quality foods. This knowledge is fundamental when producing, preserving, manipulating, and distributing food substances, especially to reduce the risks to consumer health. The full extent of the effects on the composition of foods treated by new technologies is still unknown and it must be considered to guarantee that food is produced safely. Descriptive Food Science gives an in-depth insight into this field. Section 1 focuses on the quality of various foods and Section 2 centers on how different technological treatments affect the quality of food.
Advances in food science, technology, and engineering are occurring at such a rapid rate that obtaining current, detailed information is challenging at best. While almost everyone engaged in these disciplines has accumulated a vast variety of data over time, an organized, comprehensive resource containing this data would be invaluable to have. The
This textbook presents the scientific basis for understanding the nature of food and the principles of experimental methodology as applied to food. It reviews recent research findings and specific technological advances related to food. Taking an experimental approach, exercises are included at the end of each chapter to provide the needed experience in planning experiments. Emphasizing the relationships between chemical and physical properties, basic formulas and procedures are included in the appendix. Demonstrates the relationships among composition, structure, physical properties, and functional performance in foods Suggested exercises at the end of each chapter provide students with needed experience in designing experiments Extensive bibliographies of food science literature Appendix of basic formulas and procedures
Food Science and Technology, Second Edition is a comprehensive text and reference book designed to cover all the essential elements of food science and technology, including all core aspects of major food science and technology degree programs being taught worldwide. The book is supported by the International Union of Food Science and Technology and comprises 21 chapters, carefully written in a user-friendly style by 30 eminent industry experts, teachers, and researchers from across the world. All authors are recognized experts in their respective fields, and together represent some of the world’s leading universities and international food science and technology organizations. All chapters in this second edition have been fully revised and updated to include all-new examples and pedagogical features (including discussion questions, seminar tasks, web links, and glossary terms). The book is designed with more color to help enhance the content on each page and includes more photos and illustrations to bring the topics to life. Coverage of all the core modules of food science and technology degree programs internationally Crucial information for professionals in the food industry worldwide Chapters written by subject experts, all of whom are internationally respected in their fields A must-have textbook for libraries in universities, food science and technology research institutes, and food companies globally Additional interactive resources on the book's companion website, including multiple choice questions, web links, further reading, and exercises Food Science and Technology, 2nd Edition is an indispensable guide for food science and technology degree programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and for university libraries and food research facilities.
The second edition of Emerging Technologies in Food Processing presents essential, authoritative, and complete literature and research data from the past ten years. It is a complete resource offering the latest technological innovations in food processing today, and includes vital information in research and development for the food processing industry. It covers the latest advances in non-thermal processing including high pressure, pulsed electric fields, radiofrequency, high intensity pulsed light, ultrasound, irradiation, and addresses the newest hurdles in technology where extensive research has been carried out. Provides an extensive list of research sources to further research development Presents current and thorough research results and critical reviews Includes the most recent technologies used for shelf life extension, bioprocessing simulation and optimization