Tag - sugar

Making jam – the Science

If you have fruit trees in your garden you’re probably also swamped with fruit during certain times of the year. All of a sudden, you’ve got 5kg of figs and 20kg of apples. And not enough time to eat them...

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Sugar & (artifical) sweetener science

Sugars are hot nowadays. Is it still ok to eat sugars? Should you eat honey instead of regular sugar? Or would it be better to stick to maple syrup or dates in your pies? And what about those (artificial) sweeteners...

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Phase diagrams – Demystifying ice cream

When you’re eating your ice cream, your caramel or a nice piece of fudge you might not realize that you’re actually consuming a scientifically highly complex product! The interactions between concentrations...

Freezing point of caramel

Not too long ago I got a question from someone who wanted to know the freezing point of caramel. Thinking about it, caramel in ice creams are just about always soft… This got me interested, because answering this...

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Caramelization & honeycomb making

Never knew that a little bit of a staple white powder could cause so much bubbling and flowing. Resulting in a super crunchy, slightly sweet/slightly bitter snack. No clue what we’re talking about? It’s...