Hydrocolloid Applications

Gum technology in the food and other industries

  • A. Nussinovitch

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About this book

Introduction

Water-soluble gums are beneficial in many fields, including food, agricul­ ture, adhesives, biotechnology, ceramics, cosmetics, explosives, paper, tex­ tiles and texturization, among many others. It is almost impossible to spend a day without directly or indirectly enjoying their qualities. This book on hydrocolloid applications is divided into two major portions. The first is devoted to a few important gelling and non-gelling gums, their sources, the raw materials from which they are manufactured, their structures, functions and properties, followed by their food applica­ tions. The second part of the book details gums' industrial, non-food uses in a unique way: it assumes the reader's unfamiliarity with the many fields in which gums can be useful. It, therefore, provides a broad introduction to the development, technology and many aspects of gums' major non-food uses, as well as giving detailed explanations of where, when and how gums are incorporated into products in these industries. The text is also accom­ panied by a detailed index, designed to help the reader locate information easily. I wish to thank the publishers for giving me the opportunity to write this book. Their patience is very much appreciated. I wish to thank my editor Camille Vainstein for working shoulder-to-shoulder with me when time was getting short and Dr Zippora Gershon for supporting me with references and good advice over the years.

Keywords

agriculture cellulose colloid food

Authors and affiliations

  • A. Nussinovitch
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  1. 1.Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and NutritionThe Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6385-3
  • Copyright Information Chapman & Hall 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7933-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6385-3
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