Food Chemistry Basics

$ 15,00

Food is full of chemistry. Curious to better understand your food? We’ll teach you the basic (food) chemistry fundamentals to get you started!

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Why learn more about Food Chemistry?

Have you always wanted to better understand the food you produce or cook? Whether you’re a home cook, or work at a food manufacturing facility, chemistry is the key to unlocking a better understanding of your food!

To name just a few, chemistry is used to explain:

  • the colors of tomatoes
  • the browning of bread in the oven
  • why acid ‘cooks’ fish in a ceviche
  • why apples turn brown after slicing
  • and much much more!

This is why we set up this Food Chemistry Basics course. This course provides you with the fundamentals of chemistry you need to find your way around in the world of food chemistry.

Why take this course?

Finding a good place to learn more about food chemistry can be challenging. It is mostly taught in universities or colleges and can take up a lot of your time and resources. So we designed this course to:

  • be a very accessible version of an introduction to food chemistry
  • follow it at your own pace, when you want it. Depending on your current knowledge level it will take anywhere from 2-10 hours
  • immediately bring your new knowledge to life using quizzes & a project
  • be part of a community where you can share your progress and request new features
  • give you the tools to recognize and appreciate the chemistry in your food

It’s an excellent starting point to start recognizing and appreciating the chemistry in your food, without having to be a fully trained chemist.

This course is the right fit for you if…

  1. You’ve always been curious about how your food works;
  2. Your high school chemistry classes feel like a very long time ago (or you never had them in the first place);
  3. You have a broad interest in food, you’re not just interested in one specific phenomenon/product;
  4. You want to see how all that you’re learning in school is going to be useful in the real world

If you have had extensive chemistry training already, this course is probably not the best for you. We will really focus on the basics, so you’ll likely know everything already. You might be more interested in our advanced and applied courses on ice cream and cake for instance.

Course Content

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Bringing the basics to life
Chemical Reactions

For a limited time, as an introductory offer, you also get free access to our Food Chemistry Community! In this community you can share your results, asks questions and, attend FREE LIVE workshops, all as part of the course.

For who is this course?

This course is for beginners with limited background (e.g. only a few classes in school) in chemistry and who want to learn how chemistry applies to food!

I am a chemist by training, will this training teach me something new?

In all honesty, probably not! This course focuses on the basics. However, if your chemistry expertise is focused on the field of inorganic chemistry there’s a chance the later sections focusing on food application may be of interest.

Can I find all this information on your blog?

Some of the course content is also published on our main website. However, it is spread over several individual articles. You will have to piece them together in the right order. The advantage of taking this course is that we bring it all together for a more holistic overview. Also, we added a bunch of new content, quizzes, and a fun project to really help you understand what you learn.

Do I have to pass the quizzes?

You will not receive an official certificate of this course. As such, you are free to take the quizzes or not. We believe those quizzes really help to understand the material and prevent you from skimming through.

Do you offer discounts to schools?

Yes, we do! Schools can use most of our content for free :-)! Just send us a note and we’ll tell you how that works.

How is the information taught?

This course consists of several text-based modules with images and photos to help support your learning. Have a look at our sample lesson to get a better impression.

Does the course contain interactive elements?

Yes! For sure, that’s how we believe you learn best. There are several quizzes throughout the course to test your knowledge. Also, you can join in on our Food Chemistry project in which you get to apply your knowledge.