In terms of food science, we call it the solvent concentration, i.e. the amount of a particular solvent in the solid/ liquid food item represented as percentage. This solvent could be any liquid. When we talk about water as this solvent, it is called moisture content and the process is called dehydration. Although drying and dehydration are used synonymously, they differ in the target solvent that is reduced during both processes. In other words, dehydration is a type of drying. The amount of solvent in food items determines the texture, shelf life, colour etc. of the food item.
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White Science – A Pragmatic Solution for Replacing Titanium Dioxide
WHAT IS THE MARKET NEED? Titanium dioxide, TiO2 (E171) needs to be replaced, since its public acceptance as a food additive has steadily declined in recent years and its technological necessity as a whitening pigment in food is being challenged by consumer groups.
Use of Salt in Food Processing
Edible salt (sodium chloride) is having important place since ancient human life. Salt was used as one of the currency for trades in antique era. Egyptians referred salt as ‘natron’ (divine).
Tata Consumer Products to acquire Kottaram Agro Foods, owner of the brand ‘Soulfull'
Tata Consumer Products Limited (TCPL) announced today that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% equity shares of Kottaram Agro Foods (KAF), owner of the brand ‘Soulfull’.
Nutritional Food Bars and Its Types
In our modern fast-paced eating lifestyle, customers are constantly looking for frequent snacking alternatives that can replace their traditional pattern of the daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals in a day.
Meat Alternatives are Here to Stay
Consumer expectations are growing when it comes to meat alternatives – and convincing texture is crucial for success
Instant Pulse & Grain Solutions for RTE Meals
Cham innovates plant-based ready meals and soups with new instant pulses and grains
Heineken to cut 8,000 jobs following sharp profit declines in 2020
Heineken has announced that it will cut 8,000 jobs as part of its efforts to restore its operating margins to pre-pandemic levels.
Fruit Concentrates and its Magic in the Creation of Food and Beverages
Fruit concentrates are fruits without water and fibres. They are made by removing water from freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juice. It is usually used as base stock for various food products. With less volume, it contains soluble solids of 65%-70%. Fruit juice concentrate process is an effective way to reduce packing and transportation cost.
CELEBRATE VALENTINES - THE SWISS WAY!
Pour your heart into these easy Valentine’s Day drinks, dinner, dessert ideas from the country that epitomises Romance - Switzerland!
BL Agro, India's leading FMCG company Rolls Out Social Media Campaign ‘Pyar Ki Tasty Kahaniya' To Celebrate Valentine's Week
To celebrate the week of love, the Valentine’s week, B L Agro, India’s fastest growing FMCG company, through its brand, Nourish announced its latest social media campaign ‘Pyar Ki Tasty Kahaniya’ on its digital platforms, that aims to bind the love of couple of all segments through food.
Triple Layer Coconut Cake
This epic layer cake with a thick, buttery coconut icing will be the centerpiece of your Easter table this year.
GETTING TO KNOW CHEF FRANCISCO ALEJANDRI VAZQUEZ
He left behind the kitchens of some of the best hotels in Mexico and journeyed to Canada. Founder of acclaimed Toronto restaurant Agave y Aguacate (now closed, as he recently moved back to Mexico), he sat down with us to talk about his journey.
Gear Up Your Green Thumb
Whether you have acres of abundant backyard or a small apartment windowsill sitting in sunshine, these beautiful gardening tools and accessories will help you get growing.
bits & bites - 3 WAYS WITH CHICKPEAS
This superstar ingredient is a favorite among vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike for its affordability, versatility and delicious, nutty flavor. The mighty chickpea takes center stage in these simple and nutritious Mediterranean recipes, each accompanied by a healthful dip or drizzle.
TAKE A TRIP TO FROM YOUR KITCHEN
Add some Latin flair to your cooking with these Mexican dishes in honor of Cinco de Mayo. We’ve got some favorites on the menu, plus new dishes that are so worthy of going outside the comfort zone, they’ll have you cheering, ¡Qué sabroso! (translation: how tasty!). Our acclaimed Mexican chef also shares his key ingredients and cooking hacks for the full authentic experience.
The Dutch Art of Doing Nothing & the Norwegian Love for Nature
First, there was hygge, the Danish concept of mindful, comfortable conviviality – think warm fires, fuzzy slippers and overall contentment. Now, two similar concepts, from the Dutch and the Norwegians, respectively, are gaining traction: niksen and friluftsliv.
Countryside Wellness with Marika Blossfeldt
Meet Marika Blossfeldt, founder of Polli Talu (Polli’s Farm), an Estonian wellness retreat by the gentle Baltic Sea. Guests practice mindfulness, yoga and a diet of whole, real foods. We sat down with Marika to find out how you can bring the beneficial magic of Polli Talu into your home.
TRIED AND TESTED HOTEL: ME Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
BEST FOR World-famous views of El Arco with a beautiful stretch of beach and oceanfront pool
MICROBIOTA AND THE MIND
Did you know that chronic stress can lead to changes in your gut microbiota that can prompt depressive symptoms?
TRIED AND TESTED HOTEL: W South Beach, Miami Beach
BEST FOR Playfully chic interior décor and a happening pool scene