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Department of Food Science

Prof A Minnaar







 BSc( Agric) (Pret) BSc( Agric) Hons( Pret) PhD(Pret)
Position: Professor 
Fields of expertise: food processing and preservation, sensory  evaluation, fruit and legume processing
 Tel: + 27 12 420-3239
Fax: + 27 12 420-2839

Professional member of the South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST)
Member of SAAFoST Northern Branch Committee
Member of IFT (Institute of Food Technology, USA)
Principal investigator: research agreement with European Union Marama II research project  Development of innovative and healthful marama bean products
Principal investigator: resarch agreement with Texas A & M Research Foundation (Bean/Cowpea Coordinated Research Support Programme)
C-rated scientist with the National Research Foundation (NRF)

Research interests:
Use of modern food-processing technologies (e.g. food irradiation and micronisation) to improve the functional, nutritional, sensory and microbiological stability and quality of food systems
Use of sensory evaluation to relate consumer acceptance of foods with physico-chemical and sensory characteristics of foods