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Sucrose : Properties and Applications - M. Mathlouthi

Sucrose

Properties and Applications

By: M. Mathlouthi (Editor), P. Reiser (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1994
ISBN: 9780751402230
Number Of Pages: 294

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This text gathers together current information, which is scattered over a wide variety of sources, and provides an insight into recent research on sugar and its applications. Sugar, the colloquial name for sucrose or cane sugar, is a major world commodity. Despite substantial competition from alternative sweeteners, over 100 million tons of sugar have been produced and consumed worldwide annually in recent years. The physical and chemical properties of sugar are considered vital in adding bulk and taste to certain foods, and since over-consumption of fats is now considered a more serious health hazard than over-consumption of carbohydrates, food manufacturers often find it convenient to replace fats with sugars in many foods. Economic, chemical, physical, engineering, technological and analytical aspects of the subject are covered. This is a volume for researchers, producers and users of sucrose and those involved with work on sweeteners in general, and should be of interest to food scientists and technologists in the academic/industrial sectors.

Industry Reviews

`...assembles a wealth of information in the form of tables on every conceivable physical property... The Editors have succeeded in their aim of producing a comprehensive book on sucrose for researchers. it is successful as a reference book.'
Food Technology in New Zealand
`It is directed at researchers, producers and users of sucrose and also provides a useful source of background material for students.'
Food Science and Technology Abstracts
`This book provides an up-to-date overview of the economic, chemical, physical, analytical and engineering aspects of the subject, gathering together information which would otherwise be scatterd over a wide variety of sources.'
Food Industry News
`...a valuable resource, providing an overview of the properties and applications of sucrose. The strengths of the book are its compilation of diverse information following the review of existing literature, and extensive documentation...an excellent reference book for food scientists and technologists.'
Trends in Food Science and Technology

Economical aspects of sugarp. 1
The structure of sucrose in the crystal and in solutionp. 11
Sucrose crystallisationp. 33
Amorphous sugarp. 75
Sucrose solubilityp. 101
Rheological properties of sucrose solutions and suspensionsp. 126
Analysis of sucrose solutionsp. 155
Physical propertiesp. 186
Technological value of sucrose in food productsp. 223
Role of sucrose in retention of aroma and enhancing the flavor of foodsp. 248
Sucrose: its potential as a raw material for food ingredients and for chemicalsp. 264
Sucrose and osmotic dehydrationp. 279
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780751402230
ISBN-10: 0751402230
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 30th April 1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.62

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