Home Economics

Flashcard: Additives in Food – Leaving Cert Home Economics

Additives – Any substance added to food including colourings, flavourings, antioxidants, preservatives, physical conditioning agents and nutritive additives. Antioxidant – A type of additive added to food to prevent oxidative rancidity e.g. vitamin E added to vegetable oils. Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) – An example of an artificial antioxidant made from… Continue Reading →

Flashcard: Money Management Terms

Budget – A plan for spending money. Income – Money received. Expenditure – Money paid out. Gross Income – Total amount earned before deductions. PAYE – Pay As You Earn. Income Tax. Paid to State. PRSI – Pay Related Social Insurance. Pays for benefits if and when needed. Net Income – Total amount earned after deductions. Take… Continue Reading →

Flashcard: Carbohydrates Terms for Leaving Cert HL Home Economics

Elemental Composition – Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H), Oxygen (O) Photosynthesis – How plants manufacture carbohydrates from CO2 and H2O in the presence of light Chemical formula for photosynthesis – 6CO2 + 6H2O + sunlight + chlorophyll = C6H12O6 Classifications of carbohydrates – Monosaccharides, Disaccharides, Polysaccharides Monosaccharides – Single sugar molecules… Continue Reading →