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Chemistry International
Vol. 21, No. 2

March 1999

NewBooks and Publications

New Books from the Royals Society of Chemistry

Fatty Acids

The Royal Society of Chemistry published Fatty Acids, the latest supplement to McCance & Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, in December 1998. The book, compiled by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, forms a major update to the official UK food tables. It provides new, authoritative fat and fatty acid composition data for an extensive range of foods consumed in the United Kingdom that are significant sources of fat.

Fatty Acids presents data on up to 37 individual fatty acids for over 520 foods, of which 130 are new to the UK food composition tables. The composition data, detailed in easy-to-read tables and expressed per 100 g of food, cover total fat, total saturates, total cis and total trans mono- and polyunsaturates, 13 individual saturated fatty acids, 14 individual monounsaturated fatty acids, and 10 individual cis-polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Supplementary tables provide cholesterol and phytosterol content for foods that are new to this supplement to The Composition of Foods.

With a comprehensive introduction, an appendix describing fatty acid nomenclature, and a food index, Fatty Acids is an essential reference source for professionals and researchers in food science and nutrition, dietitians, students, and the food industry.

Fatty Acids, Supplement to McCance & Widdowson's The Composition of Foods. ISBN: 0854048197; softcover; Approx. 200 pages; Price: GBP 32.50.

The book may be ordered from: Turpin Distribution Services Ltd, Blackhorse Road, Letchworth SG6 1 HN, UK

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For further details contact: Mike Corkill, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB0 4WF UK

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