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Doubling in size from its first edition, Introduction to Food Chemistry provides a simple, yet comprehensive, treatment of food chemistry suited to undergraduate courses. The content and structure of IFC-II has been informed by the author's review of food chemistry syllabuses from the major geographic regions and centers for the food chemistry profession, including the USA, European Union, Australia, Asia, and elsewhere. The layout of the second edition is divided into 5 thematic parts. The new edition is fully referenced, with guidelines for recommended reading, focusing on the food chemistry developments published since 2000.
The book contains hundreds of examples and cases studies illustrating the chemical changes observed in foods due to processing. It presents six new chapters dealing with the chemistry of food components and six new chapters introducing concepts and principles of food chemistry. It also contains a new chapter introducing food phase and physical transformations. The author provides web support for teachers including teaching resources, useful experiments, illustrative demonstrations for specific chapters, study questions, and advice to teachers of food chemistry.