Hi folks! I am Pranav, the founder of Food Sciences Blog – so you can call me Food-Sciences-Blogger ­čśë

I am an engineer, researcher, cook, food blogger, article writer, ebook writer and award winner as well.

Sharing my success story here ­čÖé

I am from Hyderabad, a cosmopolitan city in South India. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Biotechnology from SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India and Masters degree in Food Science from Oklahoma State University.

During my Bachelors, I found research in dairy protein purification very interesting as milk whey proteins possess greater therapeutic and biological importance. I worked on milk whey protein clarification using filter membranes (2010-2011) and in the process, developed a passion for Food Science and Technology.┬áLater, I published 2 research papers on milk whey protein clarification. This is how my research life started. ­čÖé

I have liked fruit flavored milkshakes greatly since my childhood. Many times, I observed that the shelf lives of these milk drinks were shorter, even when stored under refrigerated conditions.

I often wondered if it was possible to extend the life of such dairy and fruit processed food products with natural ingredients and with no/minimal change in sensory properties. This thought made me interested in the area of value-added processing of food products.

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I attended several international food conferences, workshops, seminars and lectures (13 in total) to keep myself aware and updated of the latest trends in food processing and product development.

Also, the interactions with Food Scientists helped me work towards the possible narrowing of areas for further research I intend to undertake.

To drive my passion for food, I started a Blogger blog (foodsciencewebsite) from which I switched to WordPress blog (current one) as WordPress offers more flexibility and cool add-ins ­čśŤ I started publishing blogposts and experimenting at my personal test kitchen.

Since 2012, I’ve been offering food science consulting services in various areas.

Fall 2013, I decided that I should pursue an advanced degree in Food Science in order to build a strong knowledge base in the same and become an expert specializing in multiple food sectors. I applied for MS degree in Food Science at Oklahoma State University and got admitted in Fall 2014.

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To achieve my short term goal (becoming an R&D Food Scientist to formulate new functional food products and beverages), I began to work on multiple product development research projects (formulation/sensory/shelf life/nutritional studies) at Okstate.

As part of my Research Assistantship, I had a great opportunity to develop (from concept to pilot/production trials) value-added peanut butter snack and line extension products which are rich in protein and healthy fatty acids.

I prioritized my regular schedule to handle multiple national level product development competitions. From Fall 2014 to Summer 2016, I formulated 4 new functional food product development products.

Understanding the functionality of food ingredients; developing functional food products is my motto. I learned a lot about formulation since Dec 2013.

Still, a long way to go ….

Thanks for reading my story!!┬áThat’s all for now. ­čÖé

Contact me at pranav@foodsciencesblog.com for further info. I try to get back to you as early as possible. You can also subscribe to my newsletter and join FSB Community (600+ Subscribers).

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