Food Analysis

Food scientists analyze foods to obtain information about composition, appearance, texture, flavor, shelf life, safety, processibility, and microstructure (1-4). Nevertheless, the term food analysis is often reserved for determination of food composition, and so this will be the emphasis of this article. Knowledge of the composition of foods is important for several reasons, including compliance with legal stan dards, quality assurance, determination of nutritional value, detection of adulteration, safety, processing, and research and development (2,3). An understanding of the methods of food analysis is important to food scientists working in academia, industry, and government.

The diversity and complexity of food materials mean that a large number of different analytical techniques have been developed to analyze their properties. These techniques can be conveniently divided into either classical methods (such as gravimetry, titration, distillation, and solvent extraction) or instrumental methods (such as spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrophoresis).

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