This advanced book for teaching and continuing studies provides an in-depth coverage of modern food chemistry. Food constituents, their chemical structures, functional properties and their interactions are given broad coverage as they form the basis for understanding food production, processing, storage, handling, analysis, and the underlying chemical and physical processes. It will serve as reference text for advanced students in food technology and a valuable on-the-job reference for chemists, engineers, biochemists, nutritionists, and analytical chemists in food industry and in research as well as in food control and other service labs.
Amitabh Ramachandran is a Professor of Public Health, and also Visiting Professor of Nutrition. Amitabh Ramachandran is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Food and Nutrition. He research concerns the functional biology of endophytic microorganisms. He has published extensively on plant microbe interactions, polymer-based nanocomposites for food packaging, and related subjects.