Gel electrophoresis is a forensic method used to compare different DNA and identify similarities between them. This is useful in maternity and paternity tests, identification of person responsible for a crime, and can also be used to find out the cause of an infectious disease including foodborne disease outbreak. DNA samples are usually very small in […]
So far you have learned that following digestion of fatty acids they are packaged in the form of triglycerides and transported to cells via chylomicrons or stored in adipose (fat) cells until they are ready for use. From chylomicrons or adipose tissue, triglycerides are broken down by lipase enzymes by a process called lipolysis to release glycerol […]
Carbohydrates in the form of glucose is the main source of energy for the body. Energy is needed for two types of metabolic processes; anabolism and catabolism. Anabolism is the process of making larger molecules using smaller molecules e.g. using fatty acids to make fats, or amino acids to make protein. Catabolism accomplishes the opposite i.e. break down of […]
Objective To compare digestion of whole wheat bread and white bread Background The body breaks down starch in food using an enzyme in the saliva and the small intestine called alpha-amylase. Enzymes are simply proteins that drive specific reactions in the body without being changed themselves. Alpha-amylase breaks down starch to produce glucose. Fiber in […]
Are you having trouble standardizing food formulations? This video will teach you how to solve standardization problems using both mass balance and Pearson square method.
I suppose that for most of you, your food comes from the supermarket since that’s where we generally buy our groceries. Other than that your food may come from a restaurant, cafeteria, roadside vendor, a factory or a farm. But that’s not what I mean when I ask where you food comes from. Food of […]