Because the presence and interactions of various compounds in foods during storage and processing impact all aspects of quality, applying proper methods for the analysis of foods is a critical endeavor. During the past century, analytical methods have evolved considerably to include the use of increasingly sophisticated instruments. The Handbook of Food Analysis instruments
focuses on the origin, concept, and use of these instruments. Each chapter presents a specific type of instrument, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, microwave-assisted process, and more. The operating principles, definitions, theory, and applications to food analysis are examined for every instrument covered in the text.