Food Chemistry - Browning Reactions

How and why food turns brown

  • Why does bread turn brown in the oven?
  • Why does an apple turn brown after you sliced it? And how can I prevent it?
  • How come caramel has this beautiful brown colour? And how can I improve it?
  • How come a banana turns brown?This is what we'll be exploring in this course. We'll zoom in on the science behind the browning of food! In this course you'll learn the chemistry behind these different browning mechanisms and you'll learn how to prevent or accelerate browning.


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    Hi there, it's Science Chef here. I'm an enthusiastic, though not incredibly good cook with a passion for science (I'm a trained scientist in food technology). One of the reasons I'm not a perfect cook: I keep on experimenting! I love baking bread (and pancakes and lots of other foods) and loving writing about my trials (and failures) on the blog foodcrumbles.com.

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