Common Bilogical Food tests

This quiz should help with your understanding of which chemcals are used to test for which food substances.

Please note, there may be othe rmethods of testing for these chemicals, but I have used the ones that I learnt about in my textbook.

  • Created by: Carissa
  • Created on: 12-03-13 21:36
What reagent do you use to test for the presence of starch?
Iodine solution
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What colour indicates the presence of starch?
Blue/Black
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What reagent is used to test for protein?
Biuret Reagent
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What colour indicates the presence of protein?
Purple/mauve
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What reagent is used to test for reducing sugars such as glucose?
Benedict's solution
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Card 2

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What colour indicates the presence of starch?

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Blue/Black

Card 3

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What reagent is used to test for protein?

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Card 4

Front

What colour indicates the presence of protein?

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Card 5

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What reagent is used to test for reducing sugars such as glucose?

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