The water content of fatty products

Article no. P7185700 | Type: Experiments

10 Minutes
20 Minutes
grades 7-10 , grades 10-13

Butter and margarine are water-in-fat emulsions, which contain about 18 % water. Medium-fat products, such as medium-fat milk, contain more than 50 % water and are therefore not suitable for frying, cooking or baking. The water content of various fatty products are determined in this experiment.


Learning objectives

  •  Detection method for water in foods



  • Easy teaching and efficient learning by using interactive experimentation PHYWE-Software
  • Experiment is part of a complete solution set with experiments for the topic Food Chemistry matched with international curriculum: all topics are covered


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