Seeds of Edible Fruits

Should You Eat the Seeds of all edible Fruits? Find Out What Science Says

Other than some grafted fruits, almost all other edible fruits we know contain seeds. Have you ever wondered how safe it is to eat the seeds of your favorite fruit? Do you ever wonder if these seeds add any nutritional or health benefits to your body? Well, this article will try to answer these questions …

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cucumber myths

Cucumber Myths: Eating Cucumber at Night and Other Myths Explored

You are probably here because you have heard about some outrageous cucumber myths that are usually thrown around the food nutrition world. If you are still wondering whether some of them are true or false, stick with me here because I will be diving into the scientific parts of food to see if we should …

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Pickles and jams

Here is Why Pickles and Jams Don’t Spoil Easily: A Simplified Food Science Perspective

Pickles, jams, and jellies are some of the few foods that have been surprising consumers with their ability to stay for long periods without spoiling, given their moist nature. Just like honey (which doesn’t have an expiry date), pickles and jams possess special structural and biological properties that make them resistant to spoilage microbiological and …

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Ergonomics in food manufacturing

What is an Ergonomic Workspace in Food Production and Manufacturing?

Everyone talks about food safety and operational safety, but rarely would you hear people talk about the comfort or ergonomics of those tasked to produce this safe food. In fact, the issue of ergonomics is one area where no department wants to take full responsibility and the burden of action is always thrown around in …

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entry level food science job

What to Expect in an Entry Level Food Science Job Interview

The first thing every graduate wants to do after completing college is to get into that entry-level job that will kick-start your career. Unless you are getting into your family business or you are highly connected, you will have to go through the usual job searching cycle of applying, interviews, rejections, and success. By the …

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Food processing

Food Processing Vs Food Manufacturing: Is There Any Difference?

Within the general public, the terms ‘food manufacturing’ and ‘food processing are usually used interchangeably. If you dig into the professional world of food, you realize that almost every word or phrase can be turned into an inside industry jargon that will need careful thought when throwing them in sentences. Food processing and food manufacturing …

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catch weight

Catch Weight in Food Manufacturing: How to Minimize Production Weight Losses

You have probably come across the phrase ‘catch weight’ in boxing or UFC sports circles and maybe didn’t give it much thought. I also didn’t give it much thought until the day I decided to do some in-depth research on the causes of production losses in a coffee factory I worked for. We were packing …

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Food science and technology

Which Other Courses Combine Well with Food Science and Technology? (Opinions from Industry Professionals)

Whichever level you are in your career, the worst thing that you can do is to stop pursuing further knowledge. You may be a very skilled food science professional or consultant, but if all you do in your daily routine is send emails, watch machines and conveyor belts run, take samples for the lab, or …

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Monitoring temperature danger zone

What is Temperature Danger Zone of Food: Find Out Why Food Spoil Faster in Summer

One of the reasons why food science exists is because people could no longer trust what they ate. This fear is not unfounded, because our existence in this world has had numerous incidents where we have battled food-borne diseases that have ravaged some populations to near extinction. As research and technology intensified within the periods …

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is street food safe?

Is Street Food Safe? How to Avoid Food Poisoning when Eating Street Foods

You are strolling along the downtown streets in one of your favorite holiday destinations and you can’t resist the luscious sight and delicious aroma coming from a seemingly endless chain of street food vendors. As much as everything looks appealing to the eye, you still have your reservations about street food. This could either be …

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