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What is food science? It is a widely used term but do you know the meaning?

In simple terms it is the application of scientific principles to create food and ensure a constant supply of food at all times.

Food science is responsible for us having nutritious new foods, new food preservation techniques, food storage systems etc.
In otherwords, when you see frozen foods, canned foods, foods in bakery etc, it is the result of food science and technology.

Now, i know some of us would be interested in pursuing a career in this field. To be able to do this you need to be grounded in concepts of

Some aspects of Engineering and Statistics

With a degree or training in food science, one can look towards an exciting career in the food industry. You can work in:

Quality control
Food and product development

Some of the best known Universities with a renowned food science and technology department include but not exclusively:

University of Nigeria
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
University of Ibadan
Obafemi Awolowo University
Rivers State University
Bayero University, Kano
Bowen University, Iwo
Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
Federal University Of Technology Minna
Federal University Of Technology, Akure

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