Chemistry Behind Delicious Fluffy Cakes


Did you know there exists chemistry behind delicious fluffy cakes?

chocolate-cakeA delicious fluffy cake just doesn’t happen by chance. It takes a harmless chemical reaction to make a cake fluffy and light. Baking powder is mixed with an acid to produce carbon dioxide. This gas is harmless when eaten. As it becomes hot in the oven the gas expands and makes bubbles in the cake mixture. This makes the cake rise.  Yummy and delicious taste won’t come by chance but by some chemicals and their reactions. Read More

Food industry challenged by buyers’ choices

r-s-jalan-ghclIn an interview R S Jalan, Managing Director, Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Limited, (GHCL) with Chemical Today magazine opens up on the changing trends in the food industry. He also delves into the growth potential that the sodium bicarbonate industry has in the near future. The global demand in the sodium bicarbonate industry is said to be growing by 4 to 4.5 percent on year on year basis. Read More

Changing consumer taste rules the food additives industry

neelesh-chauhan-cargillIn an interview Neelesh Chauhan, Commercial Director – Starches & Sweeteners/Specialty Ingredients, Cargill India with Chemical Today magazine speaks about the ways in which food additives are changing with consumers’ demand for better, healthier and tastier food. Food additives play a key role in the food & food processing industry as they bring in value through functionality, palatability, health, taste or texture improvements etc. Read More

Grape chemistry makes wine tasty!

wine-glassesHave you ever thought of why wine tastes so good? Wine is indeed an indispensable part of any celebration at the same time. Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of Sugars, Acids, Enzymes, Water. Wine production was started dates back 6000 BC in Georgia. Read More