Chemistry and BiochemistryCHEM 80A Chemistry of Nutrition: Concepts and Controversy

Description of the relevant chemical and physical properties of the main classes of foods, vitamins, and minerals. Discussion of their digestion, sources, metabolism, recommended daily allowances, deficiencies, and how to optimize an overall healthy diet using scientific methods. Prerequisite(s): High school chemistry course recommended.

Credits

5

General Education Code

SI

Quarter offered

Spring, Summer