Food Unwrapped

December 2019

Series 14 Episode 4

4.0 2 x
Kate meets a tech start-up who hope to feed the world by growing fish flesh in a dish. Plus: how do you make ice cubes that aren't cloudy? And why can't you put papaya in jelly?

Series 14 Episode 3

4.0 0 x
In China, Matt Tebbutt helps to cultivate pearls from surprising creatures. And why does sliced ham sometimes have a weird rainbow pattern on it?

Series 14 Episode 2

3.0 3 x
Could a threat to British juniper berries spell the end of the gin resurgence? Plus: Kate checks out macadamia nuts in Hawaii and Matt finds out what's so bad about his double dipping habit.

Series 17 Episode 1

4.0 0 x
Jimmy Doherty asks what offers better value: growing your own fruit and veg or buying from the supermarket? Plus, investigating the illegal trafficking of eels, and ginger beer.

Series 14 Episode 1

3.0 1 x
Kate Quilton looks into Britain's plastic crisis while Jimmy Doherty and Matt Tebbutt visit South Africa on a piquanté pepper hunt

Series 13 Episode 6

3.0 1 x
Was Edam once used as cannonballs? What's that white powdery stuff that sometimes forms on chocolate? And can bedtime teas really help us sleep?

December 2, 2019

4.0 0 x
Favourite investigations. Jimmy Doherty finds out what gives piquanté peppers their sweetness. And Kate Quilton investigates potentially dangerous levels of mercury in tuna fish.

Series 13 Episode 5

3.0 0 x
Why are some vanilla ice creams more expensive than others? Are baby carrots really babies? And how can coffees have lots of flavours when they use just two types of coffee beans?

Series 13 Episode 4

3.0 0 x
Jimmy hunts for the mother of all lagers. Plus: can changing the shape of food help our children eat their vegetables? And why are blueberries coated in a strange cloudy wax?
November 2019

Series 13 Episode 3

4.0 0 x
Jimmy finds out how shredded wheat's made. Matt discovers that lard can be healthier than butter. Dr Helen visits Poland to learn the trick to concentrating apple juice.
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