This unit will provide students with an introduction to the main food constituents: proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. This will include exploring the structure and functions of these in relation to the functional and nutritional properties of food. The structure role and function of water in food will also be discussed including the relationship between water activity and moisture in food systems. We will also be learning about vitamins and minerals, their importance in foods and their relationships to food properties. Food systems, with a particular focus on food processing will also be investigated in relation to macronutrients, vitamins, minerals and water.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Links to relevant documents and resources will be available for students via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):