Food chemistry

Food chemistry is the study of chemical process and interaction between the biological and non-biological components present in the food.  It is similar to biochemistry that involves carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, water, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, food additives and flavor. It encompasses how food changes during processing techniques and the ways to prevent it from happening. Food chemistry involves the study and development of food additives that can be used to preserve the quality of food or to modify its color, flavor, and taste. It is, thus, closely linked to food processing and preparation techniques.