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Structure of Dairy Products
The Society of Dairy Technology (SDT) has joined with Blackwell Publishing to produce a series of technical dairy-related handbooks providing an invaluable resource for all those involved in the dairy industry; from practitioners to technologists working in both traditional and modern large-scale dairy operations.
The previous 30 years have witnessed great interest in the microstructure of dairy products, which has a vital bearing on, e.g. texture, sensory qualities, shelf life and packaging requirements of dairy foods. During the same period, new techniques have been developed to visualise clearly the properties of these products. Hence, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) have been used as complimentary methods in quality appraisal of dairy products, and are used for product development and in trouble shooting wherever faults arise during manufacturing.
Structure of Dairy Products, an excellent new addition to the increasingly well-known and respected SDT series, offers the reader:
• information of importance in product development and quality control
• internationally known contributing authors and book editor
• thorough coverage of all major aspects of the subject
• core, commercially useful knowledge for the dairy industry
Edited by Adnan Tamime, with contributions from international authors, this book is an essential purchase for dairy scientists and technologists, food scientists and technologists, food chemists, physicists, rheologists and microscopists. Libraries in all universities and research establishments teaching and researching in these areas should have copies of this important work on their shelves.
Overview of Microscopical Approaches.
Instrumental Techniques for Sample Preparation.
Microstructure of Milk Components.
Microstructure of Dairy Fat Products.
Microstructure of Concentrated and Dried Milk Products.
Structure of Fermented Milks.
Microstructure of Natural Cheeses.
Processed Cheese and Cheese Analogues.
Microstructure of Frozen and Dairy-Based Confectionary Products.
The Microscope in Troubleshooting