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- Belton, Peter
- Food reviews international 2011 v.27 no.2 pp. 170-191
- biopolymers; bound water; foods; freezing; models; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; proteins; vapor pressure; water activity
- ... This chapter reviews NMR and dielectric studies of hydration. It concentrates mainly on protein hydration as a model for foodstuffs. The relevant areas of theory are discussed and illustrative results from the literature are given. It is concluded that the notion of “bound water,” in the context of food systems where there is an excess of water, is not useful one. The dynamic perturbation of water ...