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What is Food Dehydration? Food dehydration is the process of removing water from food by evaporation. This process can be used for food preservation and to produce lightweight, shelf-stable foods including fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish. By removing water from food, dehydration prevents the growth of microorganisms that cause spoilage. Dehydration also helps to preserve […]

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What is a Functional Food? A functional food is a food that has been specifically designed to provide health benefits beyond the traditional nutrients it contains. They generally contain bioactive components which may include pre and probiotics, essential fatty acids, and phytochemicals. Sources of Functional Foods Excellent sources of functional foods include fruits and vegetables, […]

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Background Yogurt is a fermented dairy product made with live healthy bacteria, specifically Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. The bacteria convert lactose in the milk to lactic acid. The acid causes the denaturation of milk proteins resulting in curdling and thickening of the product. Materials Whole milk Instant dry milk Plain yogurt 8-oz mason jars Water bath […]

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Objective To determine the effect of temperature on catalase activity Background Catalase is an enzyme that breaks down toxic hydrogen peroxide in living cells, converting it to water and oxygen. Since catalase is a protein, its activity is affected by various conditions that could lead to full or partial denaturation, for example, change in pH, […]

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