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An Introduction to Tropical Food Science - Hans Gerd Muller

An Introduction to Tropical Food Science

Paperback

Published: 13th February 1989
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This introduction to tropical food science addresses the needs of two groups of people. First, there are those living in the tropics who require a simple introductory text. Food science is perhaps the most important science affecting their lives. The second group consists of students, administrators, and workers in industry and research in temperate zones, who are concerned with food problems but who have no firsthand knowledge of the tropics. The text provides a concise and accessible guide to all the major elements of the subject, including the nutritional value of tropical foodstuffs, its digestion, and the preparation and preservation of food. The author has taken care to avoid the use of jargon and the text is supplemented by many useful and explanatory illustrations.

"...interesting and provides a good overview of food science in the tropics. Because more fruits and vegetables are coming from tropical countries, administrative and clinical dietitians will find this book useful." Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Preface
Foundations of Food Science
The tropics: an introduction
The nutritive value of food
Digestion and absorption of food
Nutritional needs through life
The texture, colour and flavour of food
Food microbiology
The Composition of Food
Cereals and legumes
Fruits and vegetables
Non-alcoholic beverages
Sugar and other sweeteners
Foods of animal origin
Food Preparation and Preservation
From kitchen to food factory
Food preparation
Food fermentations
Food preservation
Food additives
Food, hygiene and health
Appendixes
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521336864
ISBN-10: 0521336864
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 13th February 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.48