Fennema's Food Chemistry, Fourth Edition

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Features

  • Examines the latest research in biotechnology and in an entirely new chapter: the Impact of Biotechnology on Food Supply and Quality
  • Expands the focus of the chapter on molecular interactions: Physical and Chemical Interactions of Components in Food Systems (formerly “Summary: Integrative Concepts”)
  • Highlights bioactive agents and their role in human health in Bioactive Substances: Nutraceuticals and Toxicants (formerly “Toxic Substances”)
  • Introduces new contributors, experts in their fields, for chapters on water and ice, carbohydrates, lipids, and colorants
  • Summary

    This latest edition of the most internationally respected reference in food chemistry for more than 30 years, Fennema’s Food Chemistry once again meets and surpasses the standards of quality, comprehensive information set by its predecessors. This edition introduces new editors and contributors, who are recognized experts in their fields. All chapters reflect recent scientific advances and, where appropriate, have expanded and evolved their focus to provide readers with the current state-of-the-science of chemistry for the food industry. 

    The fourth edition presents an entirely new chapter, Impact of Biotechnology on Food Supply and Quality, which examines the latest research in biotechnology and molecular interactions. Two former chapters receive extensive attention in the new edition including Physical and Chemical Interactions of Components in Food Systems (formerly “Summary: Integrative Concepts”) and Bioactive Substances: Nutraceuticals and Toxicants (formerly “Toxic Substances”), which highlights bioactive agents and their role in human health and represents the feverish study of the connection between food and health undertaken over the last decade. It discusses bioactive substances from both a regulatory and health standpoint.

    Retaining the straightforward organization and detailed, accessible style of the original, this edition begins with an examination of major food components such as water, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and enzymes. The second section looks at minor food components including vitamins and minerals, colorants, flavor, and additives. The final section considers food systems by reviewing basic considerations as well as specific information on the characteristics of milk and the postmortem physiology of edible muscle and postharvest physiology of plant tissues. Useful appendices provide keys to the international system of units, conversion factors, log P values calculation, and the Greek alphabet.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction to Food Chemistry, O.R. Fennema, S. Damodaran, and K.L. Parkin
    Major Food Components
    Water and Ice, D.S. Reid and O.R. Fennema
    Carbohydrates, J.N. BeMiller and K.L. Huber
    Lipids, D.J. McClements and E.A. Decker
    Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins, S. Damodaran
    Enzymes, K.L. Parkin
    Minor Food Components
    Vitamins, J.F. Gregory III
    Minerals, D.D. Miller
    Colorants, S.J. Schwartz, J.H. von Elbe, and M.M. Giusti
    Flavors, R.C. Lindsay
    Food Additives, R.C. Lindsay
    Bioactive Substances: Nutraceuticals and Toxicants, C.T. Ho, M.M. Rafi, and G. Ghai
    Food Systems
    Dispersed Systems: Basic Considerations, P. Walstra and T. van Vliet
    Physical and Chemical Interactions of Components in Food Systems, Z.E. Sikorski, J. Pokorny, and S. Damodaran
    Characteristics of Milk, H.E. Swaisgood
    Postmortem Physiology of Edible Muscle Tissues, G. Strasburg, Y.L. Xiong, and W. Chiang
    Postharvest Physiology of Edible Plant Tissues, J.K. Brecht, M.A. Ritenour, N.F. Haard, and G.W. Chism
    Impact of Biotechnology on Food Supply and Quality, M. Newell-McGloughlin
    Appendices
    Appendix A: International System of Units (SI), The Modernized Metric System
    Appendix B: Conversion Factors (Non-SI Units to SI Units)
    Appendix C: Greek Alphabet
    Appendix D: Calculating Relative Polarities of Compounds Using Fragmental Constant Approach to Predict Log P Values.
    Index