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A carbohydrate is a macro-nutrient. It is called “macro” because it is needed in large proportions in the diet. Carbohydrates have the basic formula Cn(H2O)n, hence they are considered hydrated carbons. They fall in four major categories. Monosaccharides Disaccharides Oligosaccharides Polysaccharides Let’s take a closer look at each of these. Monosaccharides These are the smallest […]

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Food manufacturers want their products to meet internal quality standards while conforming to rules and regulations set by regulatory agencies. They also desire that their products are stable during storage and capable of resisting breakdown and spoilage. Several factors may contribute to product deterioration which may fall under three main categories, i.e., physical, chemical, and […]

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