ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes: Carrying out Food Tests
- It is important to know how much nutrients they contain
- This would be useful to nutritionist and those who are health conscious
Food Testing experiments
- Simple tests can be made on food to determine if they contain a particular food group e.g. proteins
Benedict’s solution/Clinistix, iodine solution, Biuret’s solution/Albustix, ethanol, paper, a variety of foods to be tested, burners, suitable containers.
Testing for sugar/glucose