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Chemistry of Food Experiment Kit


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Quick Overview:
Learn about the chemical components of everyday foods as you test them with the chemicals provided in this kit.
Ages 13+

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Chemistry of Food Experiment Kit


Learn about the chemical components of everyday foods as you test them with the chemicals provided in this kit. Perform qualitative tests for glucose, starch, protein, and vitamin C. This kit encourages students to discover through experimenting and gives them familiarity with chemistry lab procedures.

The instructions include five experiments as well as ideas for students to try on their own. Comes with test tubes, a beaker, biuret reagent, benedict's solution, indophenol, iodine, and more. You provide items like crackers and juice. With your kitchen as the lab, test whatever you're curious about!

Want to use this kit for a science fair project? See our experiment ideas below to get you started.

You might also want to order a test tube brush to make cleaning up easier.

Science Fair Project Ideas:

  • Which has more glucose-homemade or store-bought jam? You could try different brands of jams and jellies, including some with artificial sweetener.
  • Do lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruits have more vitamin C? What about orange juice or lemon juice from the store vs. fresh? What about juice from concentrate?
  • Does canning or freezing change the nutrition of fruits and vegetables? Test fresh and preserved foods.

Chemistry of Food Experiment Kit

  • 6 large test tubes
  • Test tube rack
  • Test tube holder
  • Biuret reagent (protein indicator)
  • Benedict's solution (glucose indicator)
  • Lugol's iodine (starch indicator)
  • Indophenol (vitamin C indicator)
  • Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
  • Pipets (droppers)
  • 250 ml glass beaker
  • Wax pencil for marking on glass
  • Experiment guide with charts to record test results
Customer Reviews
Nicely Surprised Review by
We had to order this for an online biology class. The schools price was so expensive, I searched and found it here for much less. I also found the customer service a great help, then when I received the items, the quality was exceptional. Top quality glass beakers and test tubes, and durable trays and everything packed so well protected and easy instructions. So happy I ordered here. Thank you also for the help you gave me....
Food Chemistry Review by
I was so happy to receive this item in the mail. At our school no one has done any kind of chemistry with the children for a few years, this was the best starter kit, it was small, easy to follow, and fun for the children! thanks
Just What I Asked For Review by
The kit was just excellent. It had perfect amount of chemicals. The only thing I wish was there were brushes for the test tubes.
Awesome kit Review by
This kit is awesome, I used for my science fair. It aroused my curiosity to do more experiments at home!
Captain SC Review by
The product is as ordered and was easy to use. The instructions are easy to follow and clearly written. I would recommend to anyone wanting to test foods. The only problem was the beaker was cracked upon arrival.
Great Kit! Review by
Very good quaulity kit. Thought that it should come with some safety gloves, mortar, and pestle, but besides that it is a terrific kit.
Great Find Review by
Perfect quantity of chemicals and at the right price to go w/ABeka Biology. Just received and can't wait to use them. Purchased safety items as well (goggles, aprons and gloves) which are of a good quality and for the right price.
Many lessons here Review by
It's easy to conduct these tests, and there are so many uses for them! You can not only use them for studying the chemistry of proteins, lipids, etc, but for studying vitamins, learning to be skeptical of labels, comparing actual food components, learning to conduct a lab - this was one of the best values I ever purchased, as far as what kids took away. I highly recommend.
Great little kit Review by
I normally don't like chemistry kits because they often make the chemicals hard to get to in the name of safety. This one clearly doesn't have this problem. Be aware you have to make aqueous solutions to test. I also skip the test tubes and use artist's palettes (available cheaply at a craft store) because they're easier to clean up. I didn't make the Benedict's solution, because at that time I had no burner for chemistry. Now I do. (I used glucose papers instead.) I used this kit for my class of about 12 kids.
Wow! Food Science Review by
Perfect! I set this kit up in 5 stations and did a hands-on with student groups (4 per). They used the included guide for test results and were extremely pleased. We recently visited our schools gardens while studying plant growth processes and this tied in perfectly with the experiments. We actually made a fresh basil pesto from our garden ingredients.
Great kit! Review by
Great kit! We're prepping 4 the science Olympiad and its just what we needed.
Good value Review by
I like bundled kits like this to help save a few dollars. Good quality products. Nice Kit.
Great Kit! Review by
Perfect for my children's Science Fair! I highly recommend it!
This kit was perfect! Review by
Received the test kit in time! Thank you. The kit had everything that we needed to help our daughter complete her science project. Thank you, again!
Awesome Kit Review by
This was a great product. I wish the indophenol was premixed though. I stained my hands a bit, and made about half a liter of solution. Haha, just a bit more than I need. The other things worked perfectly though. We love doing these experiments. I also wish I had a test tube brush
chemisty of food Review by
great kit-my son loves chemistry and has tested all sorts of food in our house and recorded it in the booklet that comes with the kit on how much protein or starch food items have. needs a test tube brush.
Chemistry of Food Review by
Great equipment, easy instructions, ample quantity of chemicals. Great for children to learn from. Don't let the 0.5 gm of indophenol fool you, it is more than enough ! We're very happy with Home Science Tools products.
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