Elementary Food Science can be regarded as an introductory book on food science. As the name indicates, it contains basic information about this field. But still a lot is there for the graduate students.
Food Science is a very vast field of knowledge. Now a days food scientists are working in the food industries and constantly producing stable and more nutritious foods. Food technology is the application of the knowledge of food science. The major fields in Food Science and Technology include Meat Technology, Beverage technology and Dairy Technology. Along with it sugar and confectionery, snack foods and extruded foods have got popularity. Cereal technology is also a complex field that comes under food technology. For reaching these advance field, a student must get familiarity with food science. In this regard Elementary Food Science is a good book to have.
Elementary Food Science
Elementary Food Science is written by Ernest E. Vieira. This is the fourth edition of Elementary Food Science. First chapter of the book answers the most asked question that why food science? The scope and responsibilities of the field of food science is presented. The history of the advancement of food science since historic times is given. Different scientists doing pioneering work in food science are remembered.
Elementary Food Science contains about 24 chapters. These are divided into five parts. Handling and processing of different food items is explained in this book. Readers will find some basic preservation methods. They will get themselves familiarized with food safety aspects. Food sanitation and quality control is given a due share in the book. The composition of food must be understood to be a good food scientist. The book elaborates the compositions and nutritive values of food. So, overall Elementary Food Science is a detailed and introductory book for beginners. PDF file contains about 370 pages. Fourth edition of elementary food science is reviewed here.
Other introductory books on food science and technology can be studied under the post Food Science Books.