Author Archives: Puja Punia

Determination Of Iodine Value Of Fats And Oil

By | April 12, 2018

The main constituents of natural fats and oils are triglycerides. Triglycerides are formed from three fatty acids which are linked to glycerol by fatty acyl esters. Fatty acids are long aliphatic chains with carboxyl groups. These are grouped into saturated or unsaturated based on the number of double bonds present in fatty acid. Saturated fatty… Read More »

Why Do Apples Turn Brown When Exposed To Air?

By | April 9, 2018

The moment you cut an apple into pieces, it switches to a self destruction mode. And there begins a race against time with the apple turning into a flabby brown mess every second since then. Have you ever wondered what could be the possible reason behind it? Science has the answer. So, let’s unravel the… Read More »

Why do bottles have a concave bottom?

By | April 9, 2018

A glass or plastic container, commonly known as a bottle, used to hold liquids, water or other beverages for consumption has been used since time immemorial but have you ever noticed a dent at the bottom of jam jars, wine bottles or even your favourite Nutella jar. The splendour of the design will astound you… Read More »

Is Baking Soda An Acid Or Base?

By | April 3, 2018

Have you ever thought as to what turns the gooey mix into savory muffins? Well, we know that heat must have something to do with it, in view of the mix being kept in the oven, but what else is added to make it rise into an appetizing cake. There is a lot more to… Read More »

Packaging Requirements For Drinking Water

By | March 23, 2018

“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” -Albert Szent-Gyӧrgyi. A child is natured in a sac of water from conception to birth which cushions the foetus against physical harm. It is a quintessential requirement for human beings. A person can live without food for a month, but… Read More »

Brief Overview Of Genetically Modified Food – Are They Safe To Consume?

By | March 4, 2018

“The resilience we need for the future will be delivered by smart plant breeding – and that’s all GM is.” -George Freeman. There’s almost no food that isn’t genetically modified. Genetic modification is the basis of all evolution. Things change because our planet is subjected to a lot of radiation, which causes DNA damage, which… Read More »

How Is Vodka Made – Production Process With Flow Chart

By | February 23, 2018

Vodka, distilled beverage, manufactured from the fermented mash of cereal grains, especially wheat and barley, but sometimes is made up of rye and other cereals such as maize, buckwheat, or millet. This distilled liquor also has forms which are of non-cereal origin such as molasses, or hydrolyzed potato starch. High rectification or purification is accomplished… Read More »