All products around us, have water in them in certain sense. It is obvious that we can't live without the water. It is possible to live without food for a few weeks, but it is not possible to live without water for more than five days.
Water is a very good solvent and the environment for all vital processes. It is an essential element and a product of many biochemical reactions. Liquids and the food eaten by human are the main water source. Every day 1/3 of daily water supply is complemented by the food we eat. Almost all food products contain water, however fruit and vegetables contain the highest level of water.
EVIDENCE FOR PRESENCE OF WATER IN FOOD PRODUCTS BY MEANS OF CHEMICAL EXPERIMENT
The high water content, in the presence of proteins, carbohydrates, mineral elements creates excellent conditions for the development of micro-organisms constituting one of important factors triggering disadvantageous changes in the stored food products.
WATER CONTENT IN FOOD PRODUCTS
TIME FOR MATHS CHALLENGE
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