Food Science & Chemistry

Food science is the applied science devoted to the study of food .Food science draws from many disciplines such as biology, chemical engineering, and biochemistry in an attempt to better understand food processes and ultimately improve food products for the general public. Food scientists and technologists are versatile, interdisciplinary, and collaborative practitioners in a profession at the crossroads of scientific and technological developments. Food Science allows us to make the best use of our food resources and minimize waste. Food scientists may study more fundamental phenomena that are directly linked to the production of food Technology products and its properties. Most food materials are of biological origin. How they behave in harvesting, processing, distribution, storage and preparation is a complex problem. Full awareness of all important aspects of the problem requires broad-based training. The Food Scientist supply this bounty by learning to apply a wide range of scientific knowledge to maintain a high quality, abundant nutrition supply. The strategy of food science and technology professionals is to advance the science of food, ensuring a safe and abundant food supply, and contributing to healthier people everywhere in integral to that evolution.
Food chemistry is all about coming up with new flavors of foods, and seeing what foods and chemicals work well together. In order to do this you need a wide knowledge of molecular properties, in order to ensure the success of the newly formed foods, which need to meet standard government requirements like Nutritional Requirements. Carl Wilhelm Scheele isolated malic acid from apples in 1785. This and many other things contributed to the food Technology world that exists today. A flavour chemist is an example of a career in this industry. Microencapsulation is also an efficient way of ensuring good practice in livestock farming by supplementing feed with vitamins or antibiotic alternatives. Bio encapsulation, or entrapment, is one of the process in Food Technology by which the active ingredient is densely packed into minute particles of liquid or solid material (encapsulant) or coated by a shielding material.