Measuring the pH of Sushi Rice

Sushi rice needs to be kept warmer than room temperature for best results when rolling sushi. However, this can create food safety risks which have caused health departments to crack down on practices around the handling of sushi rice. Most guidelines require that the pH of the sushi rice is maintained below 4.6 (Food Safety Guidelines for…

Measurement of Conductivity in Yogurt

The regular consumption of dairy products provides numerous health benefits, such as strengthening bone health, encouraging proper digestion, and reducing the risk of certain infections. Yoghurt is one of the most popular types of dairy products consumed worldwide. Depending on the desired fat content of the finished product, yoghurt is produced with milk, cream, or…

Salt and Acidity of Pickle Brine

Pickling dates back to 2000 BC to Mesopotamia, where cucumbers from India were pickled in the Tigris Valley. Pickling is a means of preserving food in a brine solution, typically comprised of vinegar, salt, seasonings. These acidic, salty liquids are resistant to microbial growth, which preserves the flavour and quality of fresh foods immersed in…

pH of Biscuit and Cookie Dough

Biscuits are a favourite treat among young and old in Australia. A sweet crispy style cake that dates back to the early seventh century AD Persia is now a pantry staple. By the time of the Renaissance, various recipes were developed to enjoy the tasty commodity known as fine cakes, or cookies, or biscuits. Small…