Asked in Animal Life
What is the factor that affects population numbers?
There are quite a few different factors that affects a population's numbers. The amount of water and food available are important factors for example. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Food Additives
What is the general name of the chemical which are added to fat and oil containing food to prevent the development of the rancidity?
This is a preservative.
Asked in Health, Food & Cooking
What is a major cause of rancidity of lipids in foods?
Hydrolytic rancidity is caused by microorganisms and enzymes. Oxidative rancidity is caused by exposure to oxygen, heat, metals, and enzymes. ...
Asked in Health, Food Safety
How can rancidity be prevented?
Depends on the item... but usually comsuming it ASAP works best in all cases! :) Proper storage is the only way to postpone rancidity. It can't be prevented entirely if the food is stored too long. Check the food package directions regarding means and length of storage. ...
Asked in Food Additives
Name two anti oxidants which are usually added to fat and oil containing foods to prevent rancidity?
There are two types of rancidity: oxidative rancidity and hydrolytic rancidity. Citric acid and phosphoric acid are added to prevent rancidity in fats. Other antioxidants include butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). ...
Asked in Elements and Compounds
Why Oil and fat containing food items are flushed with nitrogen?
If air is passed into the fat containing food packets the oxidation takes place and causes rancidity. ...