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These notes cover the lecture in class involving Basic Food Chemistry.
Food Principles and Applications
Eric Stanley Milholland
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FSHN300, nutrition, nutrition science, Dietetics, food nutrition and service
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Date Created: 09/11/16
FSHN300 Chapter 3: Food Composition: Basic Food Chemistry Basic Food Chemistry  Atoms o Basic building block of matter o Individual elements on the periodic table o Protons: Positive charge (+) o Electrons: Negative charge (-)  Dictates the # of bonds that an atom can form 1. Ex) H—(1 bond) 2. Ex) –O--(2 bonds) 3. Ex) –N—(3 bonds) I I 4. Ex) –C—(4 bonds) I  Molecule o Unit of 1+ types of atoms held by chemical bonds  Ex) H2O  Compound o Substance of unlike atoms Water  Water: The simplest nutrient that is the basis for many things in the food world o Free Water:  Spoils Quickly because of higher water content  Ex) Watermelon or tomatoes spoil more quickly because their molecules are free to interact with mold (spoils quickly) o Bound Water:  Spoils less quickly because of lower water content  Ex) Bread: Bread has H2O that is chemically bound therefore it can’t interact freely with mold (doesn’t spoil as quickly)  Has to be freed through some type of reaction  Structure o Neutral charge o Dipolar ** Takes longer to cook at higher altitude Water Chemistry  Specific Heat: Heat is required in order to raise the temperature of 1 gram of something by 1  Freezing Point: Liquid changes to a solid  Melting Point: Solid changes to a liquid  Boiling Point: Liquid changes to a gas  Measuring Calories (Note: Number stats shouldn’t be on the exam) o 1 Calorie equals the energy needed to raise 1 gram of water by 1°C o 1 Kilocalorie=1,000 calories  Kilocalories=kcal  Calories=C  c=common reference Water Functions in Food  Heat Transfer o Water both transfers and moderates heat  Allows for even distribution of heat  More effective than other heating methods  Acts as a buffer to temperature changes o Ex) Fat has a specific heat of .5, which means it heats twice as fast as water  Universal Solvent o Solvent: Substance in which another substance is dissolved  Usually liquid o Solute: A substance dissolved in a solvent  Usually Solid o Solution: A homogenous mixture of a solute dissolved in a solvent o Solubility: Ability of one substance to blend uniformly with another substance o Precipitate: To separate or settle out of a solution o Colloidal Dispersions: Solvent with particles that are too large to go into solution, but do not precipitate out  Suspension  Emulsion o Osmosis: Solvent move across semi permeable membrane to side with higher solute concentration, equalizing solute concentration o Osmotic Pressure: Pressure or pull when 2 different solutes concentration solutions are on either side of a cell membrane o Dehydration occurs in warm temperatures o Hydration occurs in cool temperatures o Solutes reduce water activity through osmosis  Hydrolysis o Water breaks chemical bonds into other substances and splits them into 2 or more substances o “Hydro”: Water o “Lysis”: Breaking down Carbohydrates  Composition o Carbon—Carbo (C) o Water--- Hydrate (H2O)  Sugars, Starches, and Fibers of Food o Cn(H2O)n  Mostly found in plants o Made during photosynthesis Monosaccharides  Ribose: Found in nucleosides and vitamin B  Arabinose: Part of structure of plants  Fructose: Fruit sugar found in many plants  Galactose: Rare to find in nature o Part of lactose Disaccharides  Sucrose: Table sugar  Lactose: Milk sugar o Not able to be digested by some  Maltose: Malt sugar o Found in beer, cereal, and some infant formulas Oligosaccharides  Raffinose and Stachyose o Found in beans o Digesting them will produce gas  Fructo-oligosaccharides o Found in fruits and vegetables o Prebiotics  Used as a bulking agent/ fat replacer in commercial foods Polysaccharides  Starch o Amylose and amylopectin o Digestible by humans  Glycogen o Stored energy for animals o Digestible by humans o Turned into lactic acid during slaughter  Fiber o Indigestible by humans o Only found in plant food o Soluble vs. Insoluble  Both have benefits o Cellulose  Hemicellulose  Pectic Substances  Others (Insulin, vegetable gums etc.) Lipids  Also known as “fats”  Fat vs. Oil o Fats are solid at room temperature o Oils are liquid at room temperature  Exceptions: Coconut, Palm, and Fish Oil  Made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen  Not water soluble o With the exception of acetic acid  Triglycerides: Three fatty acids o 95% of lipids in foods are triglycerides  Fatty Acids o The length is determined based off the number of carbon atoms o The saturation is determined by the number of single bonds between carbon atoms  Saturation= No double bonds  Phospholipids o Contains phosphorus which helps to build strong bones and teeth o Used as emulsifiers  Ex) Lecithin  Sterols o Cholesterol only found in animal foods o Plant sterols can lower risk for coronary heart disease Proteins  Contain Nitrogen Atoms o This is different from carbohydrates and lipids o Human body can make most necessary (for survival) carbohydrates and lipids, but can only synthesize approximately 50% of proteins o Exposure to different bacteria and enzymes can help form produce like milk and cheese  Made From Amino Acids  Complete vs. Incomplete Proteins o Most animal proteins are complete o Most plant proteins are incomplete  Plant sources have some essential nutrients but in smaller amounts o Complimentary Proteins: Two or more incomplete proteins that, when together, provide amounts of all the essential amino acids  Ex) Grains and Legumes  Ex) Legumes, seeds, and nuts  Functions of Proteins in Foods 1) Hydration 2) Denaturation/ Coagulation 3) Enzymatic Reactions 4) Buffering 5) Browning a. Grilling allows us to “brown” Vitamins and Minerals  Vitamins o Organic  Contain carbon o Can be destroyed by heat, light, or oxygen o No kcalories  Minerals o Nonorganic  Do not contain carbon  Found on periodic table o Can’t be destroyed by heat, light or oxygen o No kcalories o Microwaving is the best way to conserve vitamins and minerals  Functions of Vitamins and Minerals in Food 1) Enrichment: Adding nutrients or vitamins that a product lost through the process a. Ex) When wheat is processed to be flour, it loses vitamins and iron- these are added back in and now the flour is “enriched” 2) Fortification: The product never had a specific vitamin so it was added to increase intake of that vitamin a. Ex) Salt or milk o Antioxidant: A compound that prevents oxidation which then causes deterioration o Free Radical: Unstable molecule that is very reactive and damages cells  Antioxidants protect your body from free radical damage Nonnutritive Food Components  Food Additive: Any substance that is added to foods  Over 3,000 food additives like: o Salt o Sugar o Corn Syrup  Purpose of Food Additives o Improves appeal o Extends the storage life o Maximizes performance o Protects the nutrient value  Improving Appeal o Color  Certified colors vs. natural colors  Ex) Sometimes an artificial green is added to mint ice cream to make it seem better or to seem like it has a true mint flavor. Original mint ice cream should be white though. o Texture  Plant Compounds o Beneficial (Phytochemicals) o Harmful (Natural Toxins)  Caffeine  Natural Stimulant  Methylxanthines iClicker: Which of the following has the highest water content? a) Bread b) Peanut Butter c) Potato d) Cooked hamburger Answer: C) Potato (Need to pierce potato before cooking because it’s high water content can cause it to explode)


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