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State Diagrams of Food Materials

  • Didem Z. Icoz
  • Jozef L. Kokini

The physical/chemical states and the thermal transitions of food materials determine the process conditions, functionality, stability and overall quality, including the tex-ture, of the final food products. Carbohydrates and proteins—two major biopolymers in various food products—can exist in an amorphous metastable state that is sensi-tive to moisture and temperature changes (Cocero and Kokini 1991; Madeka and Kokini 1994, 1996). The physical states of components in a biopolymer mixture determine the transport properties, such as viscosity, density, mass and thermal dif-fusivity, together with reactivity of the material.

Keywords

Glass Transition Glass Transition Temperature Storage Modulus State Diagram Food Material 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Didem Z. Icoz
    • 1
  • Jozef L. Kokini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food ScienceRutgers UniversityNew Jersey

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