Phosphates in Food provides the first comprehensive analysis of phosphates used in food processing in almost 20 years. The book describes the nomenclature, structure, chemistry, and analytical procedures for phosphates in foods. Interactions between added and some natural phosphates and food components (particularly proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and metal ions) are examined in relation to using phosphates in food processing for such purposes as increasing the water-holding capacity of proteins, improving emulsification, preventing gelation, and delaying lipid oxidation. The book also discusses the use of phosphates in specific food groups, such as milk and dairy products; meats, poultry, and fish; fruits and vegetables; bakery products and cereals; and miscellaneous food products including beverages, fats and oils, sugar and confectionery products, eggs and derivatives, and specialty products. An extensive section discussing the importance of phosphates as microbial agents is presented and is followed by a final section that examines the nutritional and health implications of elevated phosphate intake. The book contains 1,135 references, 43 tables, and 34 figures, making it an ideal reference resource for researchers in food sciences, microbiology, and nutrition; food and chemical industries; and regulatory agencies within local, state, and federal governments.
This title offers a fiery and exotic cuisine: the traditions, techniques, ingredients and recipes. It is a complete guide to one of the world's most popular cuisines: the ingredients, the techniques and the recipes, shown in over 700 specially-commissioned colour photographs. Explore the traditions and history of this fascinating country and discover how the cuisine has evolved over the years. It is a fully illustrated reference section explains all the key Thai ingredients, together with useful step-by-step information on how to prepare and cook them. It includes advice on using special equipment, from firepots to cleavers. It includes easy to use chapters that cover every occasion for serving Thai food: including appetizers, soups, salads, poultry, vegetables and fish dishes, as well as desserts. It includes 180 fabulous recipes, from classic Thai Fish Cakes and Red Chicken Curry to Scented Fish Salad, and Duck and Sesame Stir-Fry. This is an essential guide for all lovers of Thai food, suitable for cooks of any level of experience and expertise. Thai cuisine is one of the most popular ways of eating. This fabulous book has 180 wonderful, fragrant recipes to try out. It includes fascinating information about the history and traditions of this rich culture. There is a fully illustrated guide to Thai ingredients, with preparation and cooking techniques to ensure you have all the basics. The recipe collection brings together classic and modern dishes such as Green Curry Puffs and Salmon Marinated with Thai Spices, and for dessert dishes such as Mangoes with Sweet Sticky Rice, and Coconut and Lemon Grass Ice Cream. This is a book to be treasured by all lovers of aromatic and flavourful food.
The expression "you are what you eat" certainly applies to Americans, not just in terms of our physical health, but also in the myriad ways that our taste preferences, eating habits, and food culture are intrinsically tied to our society and history. This standout reference work comprises two volumes containing more than 600 alphabetically arranged historical entries on American foods and beverages, as well as dozens of historical recipes for traditional American foods; and a third volume of more than 120 primary source documents. Never before has there been a reference work that coalesces this diverse range of information into a single set. The entries in this set provide information that will transform any American history research project into an engaging learning experience. Examples include explanations of how tuna fish became a staple food product for Americans, how the canning industry emerged from the Civil War, the difference between Americans and people of other countries in terms of what percentage of their income is spent on food and beverages, and how taxation on beverages like tea, rum, and whisky set off important political rebellions in U.S. history.
Brazen, irreverent, and unforgiving, the unpredictable Navy SEALs deploy on classified missions worldwide. Theodis "Blue" Springer, decided as a young man that he wanted to join this elite military unit. The path through Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL training is excruciating and has been shrouded in clandestine mystery. Discover what it means to "Ring Out" and "Get Wet" through the eyes of Blue the Black Fish, an actual day-by-day journal of BUD/S class # 86.
The physical requirements are extreme, picture a fourteen-mile, soft sand beach run. Glimpse the mental skills required to master scuba diving, handle explosives, and perform hydrographic reconnaissance. You will see the pictures of weapons training and the end result of a five-mile ocean swim where Blue's eyes are nearly swollen shut from inflammation and fatigue. Enter the real world of US Navy SEAL training where "the only easy day was yesterday."
Plants provide insects with a range of specific foods, such as nectar, pollen and food bodies. In exchange, they may obtain various services from arthropods.
F. L. WÃ¤ckers, Netherlands Institute of Ecology
P. C. J. van Rijn, Netherlands Institute of Ecology
J. Bruin, Universiteit van Amsterdam