Course syllabus

Vegetabiliska livsmedel

YTHA40, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-12

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements.
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


To give knowledge of cultivating, handling and storage of vegetables so that fresh as well as processed vegetables with an optimal quality and a minimal environmental load can reach the consumers.

In the concept vegetables all food derived from the vegetable kingdom is included: fruits, berries, vegetables, potatoes, root vegetables and cereals.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

· be able to investigate the presence of micro organisms in vegetable products, be able to choose the most suitable substrates and judge which methods are most appropriate during sample preparation.


In the term vegetables fruits, berries, vegetables, potatoes, cereals and all products from them are included. The area is large and important and frequently discussed in media. EHEC in lettuce, shigella in raspberries, the fibre content in bread, low GI in pasta, antioxidants, 0.5kg fruit and vegetables a day, the fat content in chips, sugar peas transported by air from Kenya, organic vs. conventional cultivation, overdone vegetables, plastic-coated cucumber.

The course content covers the whole chain from cultivation, harvest, storage, sale, cooking and industrial processing to consumption. The choice of raw material, handling routines and equipment as well as the suitability as a raw material in the food industry and environmental aspects will be discussed from an eating quality point of view

The course covers initially vegetables, fruits and berries and after that potato, rice, pasta and other vegetables rich in starch. Finally, cereals and bread etc. are covered.

Lectures, laboratory experiments, group assignments and study visits are included.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Written exam, laborations, two assignments.

Code: 0111. Name: Assignment.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: assignment
Code: 0211. Name: Laboratory Experiments.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: all laboratory experiments
Code: 0311. Name: Study Visits, Guest Lectures and Seminars.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: all guest lectures, study visits and seminars
Code: 0411. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: written exam


Required prior knowledge: ??019, ??020, ??021, ??022, YTHA75
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Charlott Håkansson,
Course homepage:
Further information: Study visits and guest lectures are compulsory. In case of legal impediment the student has to accomplish an individual assignment with an equivalent content.