Food Unwrapped

February 2018

Series 4 Episode 4

3.0 3 x
Jimmy finds out how food producers are using seaweed to reduce their salt content. Jellied eel sales are booming, but where do the eels come from? And why does tonic water glow in UV light?

Series 4 Episode 2

3.0 3 x
Kate wants to know where liquorice comes from. She's not a fan, but will she be converted once she's seen the experts in Calabria, Italy turn bitter-tasting liquorice roots into sweet treats?

Series 8 Episode 1

3.0 3 x
What exactly is processed meat, and is a fresh British banger healthier than a frankfurter? Jimmy investigates dates. And Matt meets a man who has 250 varieties of apple on his tree.

Series 3 Episode 5

3.0 0 x
Jimmy gives supermarket fish a sniff to discover how fresh the stock really is. Kate investigates how asparagus can be grown all year round in one of the driest places on earth - the Ica Valley, Peru.

Series 7 Episode 1

3.0 4 x
Matt makes a surprising discovery about haggis. Jimmy wants to know if you can put dishwasher salt on your chips. And why do chicks have their beaks trimmed?

Series 13 Episode 2

4.0 7 x
How do crumpets get filled with holes? How come baby food has such a long shelf-life? And why's mascarpone more expensive that other soft cheeses?

Series 3 Episode 4

3.0 1 x
Jimmy investigates whether manuka honey has any medicinal properties. Kate discovers why some varieties of caviar are so much cheaper than others. And Matt visits a Scottish distillery.

Series 1 Episode 3

3.0 0 x
Kate investigates how prawns are intensively farmed and Matt discovers why there are often so few wild mushrooms in our wild mushroom soups

Series 13 Episode 1

4.0 2 x
How do those chunks in American ice cream stay crispy? Why have olive oil prices been going up? Why are Bloody Marys so popular on planes and why does airline food taste so different at ground level?

August 2, 2017

4.0 0 x
Jimmy, Kate and Matt present some favourite investigations. Jimmy joins the fight to protect bell peppers. Are Brazil nuts radioactive? And can Matt turn the public on to goat meat?