What are analogues in food?
Food analogs: A manufactured food product designed to imitate a given food and frequently possessing characteristics equal or superior to that food.
Why are bulking agents are added to foods made with artificial sweeteners?
Since high-intensity sweeteners (HIS) provide a super sweet taste with a tiny volume, sugar substitutes in stores often have bulking agents (carriers or fillers) so they can have an overall resemblance to table sugar. Consider stevia leaf extract for example.
What are the food processing methods?
What are the methods of food processing?
- Canning. The food is heated to a high temperature.
- Fermentation. The breakdown of sugars by bacteria, yeasts or other microorganisms under anaerobic conditions.
- Modified atmosphere packaging.
- Makes food edible.
What is the importance of fat replacers in food?
Fat replacers have facilitated the development of reduced fat and fat-free foods that have the taste and texture of high-fat foods with less fat and fewer calories. The food industry provided a variety of low-fat products and a segment of the public responded by consuming these products.
Why might consumers choose to use food analogues instead of traditional food products?
Food analogs have longer shelf life, do not always require refrigeration, and benefit the food in other aspects. (They are also cheaper and can be mass produced.)
What is bulking agent in food?
Food bulking agents are non-nutritive additives that increase the bulk (volume or weight) of a food without affecting its taste and keeping its utility and functionality intact. An additive is a substance added to something in small quantities to improve or preserve it.
How is sugar used as a bulking agent?
Sugar as a bulking agent – sugar adds texture to many foods. Not only does it affect the physical characteristic of food, but it adds bulk to many foods which in turn impacts on the texture and mouthfeel of many foods.
What are food analogs?
•Food analogs are natural or manufactured substances used in place of traditional food products or ingredients •Food analogs are designed to ▫save money ▫change the nutritive value of food ▫improve the performance of foods and compounds ▫replace foods that are restricted for health reasons Functions of Food Analogs
What is a chemical additive in food?
A food additive that alters or stablizes the pH of a mixture. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) A chemically produced form of glutamate used as a flavor enhancer that is commonly added to processed foods to enhance it’s umami quality. Causes facial flushing and headaches in some people.
What are intentional and incidental food additives?
Intentional Food Additive A substance purposely added to a food product to give the product a specific characteristic or help it resist spoilage Incidental Food Additive A substance that unintentionally enters a food product during production, processing, storage, or packaging
What is a non-GRAS food additive?
A food additive that does not appear on the GRAS list and must be used within set guidelines Preservative A substance added to food to prevent or slow spoilage Antimicrobial Agent