This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
A collection of video-lessons with successful entrepreneurs ad companies’ manager in the field of agribusiness. These videos will support VET students’ motivation as they aim to underline the consistency between their educational pathway and the needs of the labour market.
Food products analysis and composition
Name of the entrepreneur
Name of the Company
Main Contents of the Video Lesson
Food is a combination of various chemical compounds. Food is of animal and plant origin, as well as it contains various microorganisms. Food is divided into micronutrients and macronutrients. Macronutrients are proteins, carbohydrates, water and fats. Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. With modern technologies in food processing, the compounds enhancing the quality and expiry date appear in the food items. We add various emulsifiers, acidifying agents, stabilizers which help to obtain the specific product with specific properties that meet the requirements of producers and fulfil consumers’ desire.
Products undergo thermal processing to provide microbiological safety to avoid harming consumers. It is possible to improve product qualities during thermal processing by making a product more attractive for consumers in terms of products’ nutritional value, digestibility, appropriate consistency, specific taste, smell and colour. The required product is produced combining its recipe and thermal processing.
Knowledge of the main aspects related to food products chemical and structural composition
Knowledge of the safety and quality of a food
Skills on assessing both chemical, compositional and nutritional and organoleptic and technological aspects
Interpret critically the nutritional labels of foods
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.