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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 […]

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Objectives By the end of this lab, students should be able to: Explain the science behind gel formation in jams and jellies Identify the basic ingredients in jams and jellies and their functions Prepare a strawberry jam Background Jams and jellies are sweet, semi-solid spreads. Jellies are made from the strained fruit juice, and jams […]

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Objectives By the end of this lab, students should be able to describe the process for making mayonnaise and explain the function of emulsifiers and how they work Background Some liquids cannot dissolve in each other. When combined they tend to separate. We call these liquids immiscible, for example oil and water. Being immiscible makes it difficult to prepare […]

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