Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5730314
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Food Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SERVET GLM MN
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2340252 , 5730313
Set 2: 5630204 , 5730313
One of the sets above should be completed before taking FDE314 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF FOOD MATERIALS .

Course Content

Characterization of food materials with regard to their functionality, rheological, thermal and electrical properties. Colloidal food systems and functionality of food components as emulsifiers, stabilizers, texturizers, gelling and foaming agents. Measurement of physical attributers of food materials such as size, shape, volume, area, density, porosity and shrinkage. Importance of water activity and sorption properties of food materials.