The whole EE process has been enlightening. In research, I learned to aim for precision and structure, presenting only direct relevant information to the research question. After facing issues with capsaicin solubility, using soxhlet extraction of cayenne led to pure soluble capsaicin. Measuring the dependent variable changed from bacterial colony count and percentage cover to […]Read more "Final Reflection"
The results didn’t yield substantial data for discussion such as the zero number of colonies for the capsaicin used in preserving milk, along with capsaicin raising may complications being a fine particle, caused irritation in the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract which is harmful by inhalation or skin absorption and resulted in respiratory system […]Read more "Interim Reflection"
I knew that choosing the topic of food preservation definitely sparked my interest in Biology. After brainstorming on the anti-microbial components in food, I decided that my research would be based on the effects of using chitosan and the pepper extract for the preservation of mozzarella. But I had no clue about quantifying my data […]Read more "Initial Reflection"