To obtain basic knowledge of the chemistry of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins.
Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must
describe and explain the terms oxidation and reduction and apply these terms on carbonic substances generally and on lipids and carbohydrates particularly
describe the classification and structure of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins as well as the relation between the structure and the chemical and physical properties of these compounds
describe and explain the properties of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins, their function in raw materials and foods as well as changes during production, processing, storage and cooking
describe and apply knowledge about emulsions, melting properties of fat and crystallisation in connection with manufacture of fat products
describe production of sugar and sugar products such as syrup etc. and explain functional properties of sugar
explain the function and properties of enzymes and how the enzyme activity can be affected
The course contains sections on lipids (structure, properties and function in foods, function and changes during food processing, storage, cooking, extraction from oil yielding plants, production of cooking fat, chocolate etc.), carbohydrates (structure, properties and function in raw materials and foods, food processing, cooking, sugar production, sweeteners), and proteins (structure, properties and function in raw materials and foods, function and changes during food processes and cooking).
The teaching is based on lectures, laboratory work, group exercises and guest lectures.
Andersen, P A: Livsmedelsteknologi 2. Studentlitteratur 1991. ISBN: 91-44-31771-9.
Furugren, B: Livsmedelskemi och matkunskap. Matens molekyler. Kompendium.