The Amalgamation of Indulgence, Convenience and Westernization!

The history of bakery products dates back to the Roman Empire, from where these products have attained phenomenal transformation. The baked goods, which were delicacies during feasts and weddings, have now occupied the shelves and storage of almost every household.  The subsistence-focused baking that was prominent during the medieval period has essentially occupied a choice-based…

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, in his famous quote, written around 5th century BC, was essentially referring to nutraceuticals. The portmanteau of the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”, was coined in 1989, by Stephen L. DeFelice, founder, and chairman of the Foundation of Innovation Medicine. Nutraceutical is any substance considered as food or its part, which,…

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Emulsifiers: Micro Technology with Macro Effect

Introduction Water and oil, when mixed together and vigorously shaken, form a dispersion of oil droplets in water. Once the shaking stops, the phases start to separate. However, when an emulsifier is added to the system, the droplets remain dispersed, and a stable emulsion is obtained. An emulsifier consists of a water-loving hydrophilic head and…

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