Emulsifiers

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Activity Description Subject(s) Level

Making salad dressing

Emulsifiers and stabilisers help to keep foods that contain oil and water mixed and with a regular consistency. Students research the ingredients for a coleslaw salad and compare them with the ingredients for a salad dressing. Using this information, students are challenged to develop a recipe for an original coleslaw salad that will go on sale throughout the summer.

Science

Food Technology

KS3 and above

The function of emulsifiers and stabilisers

Stabilisers and emulsifiers are used in foods such as salad dressings, processed cheese, preserve, margarine and yoghurt.Students carry out an investigation to look at the properties and effects of an emulsifier on a mixture of oil and water.

Food Technology

KS3 and above