But what do we do exactly? What is Food Science? How is it different from nutrition? In a nutshell, we intervene between the food in its natural state and the final product that ends in the consumer's plate. It can involve numerous fields such as chemistry, physics, microbiology and biochemistry! Hence, we ensure that the food taste good, looks good, smells good, is easy to cook, doesn't take much time to prepare and can overcome the concept of time!!! Through different technologies such as freeze drying, we modify the state of the food such that it can be conserved over a certain period of time without compromising its quality! Also, research and development team are responsible to come up with new intriguing products that follows or even better, predicts the consumer's trend! Of course, the security of the product is overseen by food microbiologists. Finally, the quality control team makes sure that the product is perfect in every way, taste, texture, safety... the consumer has to be 110% satisfied!!!
On the other hand, nutritionists study more the effect of food on the health. How does the cholesterol content influence the flow of blood in the vessels or what should a patient suffering of liver problems should eat. Actually, food scientists and nutritionist make up a good team! The latter evaluate the needs of a patient, and we find a way to make the food more delectable and easily consumed!!! Yep! We are no rivals but allies!
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