Technology of cereals

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The role of cereal macronutrients and   micronutrients in food production and nutrition. Principles of cereal food   production and types of cereal products. Effect of raw materials and   technological processes on product quality. Influence of the freezing process   on the product quality. Production of toast bread, biscuits and flat bread. Production   of fresh filled pasta. Production of novel food by grain fractionation method.   Production of nutritionally enriched cereal products. Application of vacuum   baking in production of bakery products. Development of new products with   prolonged shelf-life (freezing, bake-off technology, vacuum cooling, MAP,   cold chain technologies).


  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the effects of processing conditions on the   quality and nutritional value of cereal based products
  • Critically analyze and evaluate conventional and modern methods of cereal processing
  • Improve existing solutions in cereal food industry by implementing scientific   approach and creativity
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and scientific community about possibilities and application of new technologies in development of novel cereal products


Course   structure Lectures, consultations, and seminars
Examination Seminar presentation and oral exam

Lectures + Seminars + Practical work :   10+10+0= 20 hours


  1. Technology of functional cereal   products (2008), Edited by Bruce R. Hamaker, Published by Woodhead Publishing   Limited Abington Hall, Abington Cambridge CB1 6AH, England
  2.  Schunemann, C., Treu, G. (2009), Technologie der Backwarenherstellung,   Gildebuchverlag GmbH&Co.KG, Deutschland
  3. L. Zheng, D-W Sun (2005)   Innovations in Food Refrigeration. In: Emerging Technologies for Food   Processing, Elsevier Academic Press, London, UK
  4. Nonthermal  Processing Technologies for Food (2011),   Editors: H. Q. Zhang , G. V. Barbosa-Cánovas , V. M. B. Balasubramaniam , C.   P. Dunne , D. F. Farkas, J. T.C. Yuan. Published by  Wiley-Blackwell,  John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Susse,  UK
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