Gum Technology in the Food and Other Industries
by A. Nussinovitch
This book is a comprehensive reference on the technological applications of water-soluble
The first part serves as an introduction covering sources, structures, properties, and food uses.
The second part includes a thorough description of gums in food and non-food areas,
their applications and their multi-disciplinary contribution to these fields, as well
as examples of their uses.
- Regulatory status and toxicity
- Collection of agar weed and its processing
- Gelation and melting of agar
- Agar gelation mechanism
- Gel syneresis
- Gel clarity
Effect of adding other materials on agar properties
- Alginate sources and production.
- Commercial aspects.
- Alginate mechanism of gelation
- Gel preparation
- Sources and production.
- Available types of carrageenan
- Molecular weight and consistency
- Carrageenan solutions
- Gel preparation and mechanical
- Structure and chemical composition
- Source, production, supply and regulatory
- Functional properties
- Gellan gel properties
- Food and other applications.
- Sources and properties
- Pectin manufacture
availability, specifications and regulatory status
- Solution properties
- Pectin gels
- Properties of methylcellulose and methyl
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Gum arabic
- Karaya gum.
- Locust bean gum: sources, manufacturing and legislation
- Guar gum: sources,
processing and regulatory status
- Tara gum
- Galactomannan structure
- Gum solution properties
Gelation and interactions of galactomannans
- Food applications.
Agricultural Uses of Hydrocolloids:
- Chemical structure
- Xanthan gum solutions
- Xanthan interactions
- Agricultural chemicals
- Uses for water-soluble, swellable or dispersible polymers
Coatings for fruits and vegetables.
- Origins of Egyptian faience: the first 'high-tech' ceramics
- Roman concrete,
Chinese celadon and European porcelain
- Spark plug insulators, refractory materials and television
- Nuclear fuel
- Silicon nitride, Sialons and related ceramics
- Multi-layer ceramics
- Role of
hydrocolloids in the ceramics industry.
- Cosmetic emulsions and their properties
- Cosmetic and
- Cosmetic lotions
- Antiperspirants and deodorants
- Hair preparations
- Bath products
- Shaving preparations
- Historical perspective
- More detailed anatomy of a slurry
- Definitions of slurries
and water gels
- Role of hydrocolloids
- The use of hydrocolloids in slurry explosives.
Immobilization and Encapsulation:
- Hydrocolloids as adhesives
- Hydrocolloid glues
- Industrial uses
- Hydrocolloid adhesion
- Hydrocolloids as wet glues
- Future prospects.
- Spray-drying and extrusion processes for flavor encapsulation
Hydrocolloid performance in flavor encapsulation
- Immobilization of cells.
- Printing inks
- Physical properties of ink
- Color versatility
- Other ingredients
for different purposes
- Ink manufacture and analysis
- Hydrocolloids and resins in the ink industry.
Spongy Hydrocolloid Matrices:
- Raw materials
- Physical properties
- Chemical properties
- Manufacture and processing
Filling and loading
- Sizing, coloring and beater additives
- Sheet formation, pressing and drying
- Papermaking additives.
- Edible cellular solids
- Relative and solid densities
- Stress-strain behavior
Sponge creation and evaluation.
- Textile fibers
- General finishes
- Special finishes
- Hydrocolloids and resins in the
- Cellulose derivatives: archeological aspects.
- Restructured foods
- Types of fabricated food
- Molded products