Low-Calorie Foods Handbook

1st Edition

Altschul

CRC Press
Published March 12, 1993
Reference - 608 Pages
ISBN 9780824788124 - CAT# DK4676
Series: Food Science and Technology

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Summary

This reference examines all aspects of low-calorie foods - including their history, technology, ingredients, governing regulations, position of the food market and future prospects - while addressing the medical and social rationale for their development.;Discussing the full range of processed foods that mimic existing foods, Low-Calorie Foods Handbook: provides a detailed understanding of the materials that make sugar and fat substitutes possible, such as artificial sweeteners, bulking agents, protein-based fat replacers, and noncaloric and low-calorie oils; offers examples of technical problems that must be solved to make low-calorie foods equal in taste, smell and texture to their normal counterparts; describes food marketing, nutrition education, recipe formulation, and the regulations that help consumers decide to use or avoid low-calorie foods; highlights the problem of obesity, changing dietary patterns, the role of low-fat diets and the effects of artificial sweeteners on sugar consumption; and explains current research on fat reduction in meats, and strategies used for replacing fat and sugar.;With the contributions of nearly 40 leading experts, Low-Calorie Foods Handbook is a guide for food scientists and technologists; food marketing specialists; managers and executives in the food industry; dieticians and nutritionists; primary care physicians; internists; cardiologists; and graduate-level and continuing-education students in food design, food and disease, and obesity courses.

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