WHAT IS FOOD SCIENCEFood Science is the study of all the technical aspectsof food, beginning with harvesting, storing, processing, cooking and consumption.
FOOD SCIENCE IS DIFFERENT FROMTHE FIELD OF NUTRITIONFood Science is considered one of the agriculturalsciences. It is completely different from the study ofnutrition.
SUB DISCIPLINES OF FOOD SCIENCES•Food safety•Food Microbiology•Food Preservation•Food Engineering•Product Development•Sensory Analysis
APPLICATION OF FOOD SCIENCEFood Science is mainly applied in food processingindustries. It is applied in the process of makingdifferent types of food products .
GOALS OF FOOD PROCESSING UNITS• To extend the shelf life of the products•Easy storage and distribution of products•Improve nutritional quality of food•Generate revenue for the manufacturing company
CONSUMER EXPECTATIONSConsumers expect a number of things from foodprocessing units including food products that are• Free from synthetic additives•Low fat, sugar free and low salt•Supplemented with vitamins and minerals•Organic products
FOOD PROCESSINGFood processing is a set of techniques required totransform raw ingredients into food or transform foodinto other forms.
DIFFERENT FOOD PROCESSINGTECHNIQUES•Fermentation•Emulsification•Pasteurization•Baking•Freezing•Spray Drying