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Category Food Chemistry Basics

Food is full of chemistry! Food chemists study and analyze molecules and their transformations in food. You need chemistry to explain why a banana turns brown, how broccoli turns yellow over time, why cinnamon tastes like cinnamon, and more.

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Using Chemical Formulas to Describe Food

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Any and all food is made up of countless different molecules. Whether it’s the molecules that give cinnamon its distinctive taste, or those that color your orange, yes, orange. There simply are too many to count, and studying them may…