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A celebration of the mighty store cupboard, a cook's best friend

First shown: Tue 15 Sep 2020 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped: Store Cupboard Staples

A celebration of the foods we turn to when we crave comfort

First shown: Tue 8 Sep 2020 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped: Comfort Foods Special

A look back at some favourite snacks like funny-shaped crisps and pork scratchings

First shown: Tue 1 Sep 2020 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Does Snacks

A celebration of takeaways and fast food, from KFC's fries to instant noodles

First shown: Tue 25 Aug 2020 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped: Fast Food Special

A look inside the world's biggest bread factory and icing sugar secrets

First shown: Sun 19 Apr 2020 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Does Baking

How can there be so many tomatoes in a tomato ketchup bottle?

First shown: Mon 9 Mar 2020 | 24 mins

Series 18 Episode 3

How do brewers make their trendy hazy beers cloudy?

First shown: Mon 2 Mar 2020 | 24 mins

Series 18 Episode 2

Why do baguettes go stale so fast? There's also buffalo mozzarella and mushy peas.

First shown: Mon 24 Feb 2020 | 24 mins

Series 18 Episode 1

A celebration of all things sweet and wonderful, from macarons to fizzy sweets

First shown: Mon 10 Feb 2020 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped: Sweet Tooth Special

Favourite brekkie-based investigations, including the health risks of a bacon butty

First shown: Tue 14 Jan 2020 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Does Breakfast

Health hacks, including a look at ginger, spinach and your 'five-a-day' fruit and veg

First shown: Tue 7 Jan 2020 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped New Year Health Secrets

Everything you need to know to feed your family and friends better, cheaper and faster

First shown: Wed 18 Dec 2019 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped: Cracking Christmas Guide 2019

Jimmy looks at dry gin. Kate asks if herbal bedtime teas can help you nod off.

First shown: Mon 9 Dec 2019 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

Jimmy Doherty finds out what gives piquanté peppers their sweetness

First shown: Mon 2 Dec 2019 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

How much orange is in orange squash? Does DNA determine whether you love or hate Marmite?

First shown: Mon 25 Nov 2019 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

Kate ask why many biscuits have little holes all over them. Also: corks and mascarpone

First shown: Mon 7 Oct 2019 | 23 mins

Series 17 Episode 5

Matt explores a myth that Edam balls were once used as cannon balls! Plus: vanilla.

First shown: Mon 30 Sep 2019 | 23 mins

Series 17 Episode 4

Jimmy looks at squid and chips, Kate reports on kangaroo meat, and Matt examines pesto

First shown: Mon 23 Sep 2019 | 23 mins

Series 17 Episode 3

The team look at iced writing on birthday cakes, soy beans, and hemp-based food products

First shown: Mon 16 Sep 2019 | 23 mins

Series 17 Episode 2

Jimmy asks what offers best value: growing your own fruit and veg or buying from the shop?

First shown: Mon 9 Sep 2019 | 23 mins

Series 17 Episode 1

Including a look at clotted cream, Earl Grey tea, and oysters

First shown: Mon 26 Aug 2019 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

Jimmy investigates protein supplements, and Kate lifts the lid on peanut butter

First shown: Mon 19 Aug 2019 | 46 mins

Food Unwrapped

Some favourite Food Unwrapped investigations, with trips to Kenya, Norway and Israel

First shown: Mon 5 Aug 2019 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

What's more fattening: sandwiches, wraps or bagels? And which lunches make us sleepy?

First shown: Thu 6 Jun 2019 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped: Is Lunch Making Me Fat?

How are potatoes turned into unusually shaped crisps? And why is smoked fish yellow?

First shown: Mon 6 May 2019 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

Should we raise children as vegan? Can Jimmy go vegan for a week? Plus: vegan cheese.

First shown: Tue 23 Apr 2019 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Goes Vegan

Can booze keep you warm? How safe is bacon? Plus: lamb, bread and fish fingers.

First shown: Tue 16 Apr 2019 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped

How do you milk a camel? Kate investigates, and explores camel milk's rising popularity.

First shown: Mon 8 Apr 2019 | 23 mins

Series 16 Episode 4

Kate uncovers something surprising about small hens' eggs. Plus: burgers and beer.

First shown: Mon 1 Apr 2019 | 24 mins

Series 16 Episode 3

Kate discovers a potentially life-saving property of shrimp shells. Plus: pizza and more.

First shown: Mon 25 Mar 2019 | 24 mins

Series 16 Episode 2

Are compostables the answer to our global plastics problem? Plus: coconuts and macarons.

First shown: Mon 18 Mar 2019 | 23 mins

Series 16 Episode 1

The team investigate what will happen to our food and supermarkets after we leave the EU

First shown: Fri 15 Mar 2019 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped: Chaos at the Checkout?

Matt joins the fight against flaccid fries. And does a taco have health benefits?

First shown: Mon 4 Feb 2019 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Takeaway Special

An episode full of diet hints and hacks. Can a booze-free month make Matt look younger?

First shown: Thu 3 Jan 2019 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Diet Special

Kate checks out a decadent dish from Christmas past. Plus should we score our sprouts?

First shown: Mon 17 Dec 2018 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Does Christmas 2018

Are baked beans baked? Why does stinky cheese taste so good? Plus: diet champagne.

First shown: Mon 10 Dec 2018 | 23 mins

Series 15 Episode 9

What makes fizzy sweets fizzy? Can mushrooms give us vitamin D? Is raw kale bad for you?

First shown: Mon 3 Dec 2018 | 23 mins

Series 15 Episode 8

Kate checks out a speedy space-age German pickling machine. Plus: kippers, and rice cakes.

First shown: Mon 26 Nov 2018 | 24 mins

Series 15 Episode 7

Jimmy discovers why caviar is so expensive. Plus: malt, and muesli.

First shown: Mon 19 Nov 2018 | 24 mins

Series 15 Episode 6

Why is there jelly in pork pies? What in nature provides the natural blue dye in sweets?

First shown: Mon 12 Nov 2018 | 24 mins

Series 15 Episode 5

Kate discovers how the way that you drink tea can affect its taste

First shown: Mon 29 Oct 2018 | 23 mins

Series 15 Episode 4

Is a parasite hiding in your sushi? Can M&S really trace their burgers back to the cow?

First shown: Mon 22 Oct 2018 | 23 mins

Series 15 Episode 3

Kate investigates the worrying rise in peanut allergies. Plus: blackcurrants and oregano.

First shown: Mon 15 Oct 2018 | 23 mins

Series 15 Episode 2

Can poppy seeds make you fail a drugs test? Plus: cooking oil, and ancient grain bread.

First shown: Mon 8 Oct 2018 | 23 mins

Series 15 Episode 1

Why is maple syrup so expensive? And what's the jelly in a jelly bean?

First shown: Mon 24 Sep 2018 | 7 mins

Food Unwrapped

Why do anchovies taste salty? What's the jelly in a jelly bean? Plus: rum.

First shown: Mon 6 Aug 2018 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

Can coffee help you sober up? Plus: trendy drink kombucha, and thin-cut steaks.

First shown: Mon 16 Jul 2018 | 23 mins

Series 14 Episode 6

Jimmy learns about crash diets. And can collagen drinks boost your skin's appearance?

First shown: Fri 13 Jul 2018 | 47 mins

Summer Diet Special

How come some bread breaks up when it's buttered but other bread doesn't?

First shown: Mon 9 Jul 2018 | 24 mins

Series 14 Episode 5

Why can't you put papaya in jelly? And how do you make ice cubes that aren't cloudy?

First shown: Mon 2 Jul 2018 | 23 mins

Series 14 Episode 4

Why does sliced ham sometimes have weird rainbow patterns on it? Plus: oysters and pearls.

First shown: Mon 25 Jun 2018 | 23 mins

Series 14 Episode 3

Could a threat to British juniper berries spell the end of the gin resurgence?

First shown: Mon 18 Jun 2018 | 23 mins

Series 14 Episode 2

Kate looks into the plastic crisis, Jimmy and Matt visit S. Africa for piquanté peppers

First shown: Mon 11 Jun 2018 | 23 mins

Series 14 Episode 1

Could squid and chips replace fish and chips as our national dish? Plus: pesto.

First shown: Mon 4 Jun 2018 | 15 mins

Food Unwrapped

Kate hunts for the perfect tomato. Plus seaweed, pork scratchings, risotto, skyr and more.

First shown: Tue 29 May 2018 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped

The team reveal the secrets of China's food, from noodles to fortune cookies and soy sauce

First shown: Thu 10 May 2018 | 47 mins

China Special

Was Edam used as cannonballs? Can bedtime teas really help us sleep? Plus: chocolate.

First shown: Mon 19 Mar 2018 | 23 mins

Series 13 Episode 6

Why do the prices of vanilla ice creams differ so much? Are baby carrots really babies?

First shown: Mon 12 Mar 2018 | 24 mins

Series 13 Episode 5

Can changing the shape of food help children eat vegetables? Plus: lager, and blueberries.

First shown: Mon 5 Mar 2018 | 24 mins

Series 13 Episode 4

How do you shred wheat? Can lard be healthier than butter? How's apple juice concentrated?

First shown: Mon 26 Feb 2018 | 24 mins

Series 13 Episode 3

How do crumpets get filled with holes? Plus: baby food, and mascarpone.

First shown: Mon 19 Feb 2018 | 24 mins

Series 13 Episode 2

How do chunks in ice cream stay crispy? Plus olive oil, Bloody Marys and airline food.

First shown: Mon 12 Feb 2018 | 24 mins

Series 13 Episode 1

Should we be stuffing turkey with chocolate, nuts and mushrooms? Plus: tofurkey and more.

First shown: Tue 12 Dec 2017 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Does Christmas

Why have some supermarket prices soared in 2017? Plus: how technology can help save money.

First shown: Fri 17 Nov 2017 | 48 mins

Supermarket Special

What gives some whisky its smoky flavour? Why doesn't halloumi melt? Plus: sweetcorn.

First shown: Fri 10 Nov 2017 | 24 mins

Series 12 Episode 4

Jimmy learns about the hidden nuisance that leads to corked wine. Plus: honey, and okra.

First shown: Fri 3 Nov 2017 | 23 mins

Series 12 Episode 3

How much orange is in orange squash? Why are there holes on biscuits? Plus: maple syrup.

First shown: Fri 27 Oct 2017 | 24 mins

Series 12 Episode 2

Jimmy finds out how plastic packaging is polluting the food chain. Plus custard, and more.

First shown: Fri 20 Oct 2017 | 24 mins

Series 12 Episode 1

The team examine innovations that are making meat healthier and more sustainable

First shown: Tue 22 Aug 2017 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Special

Where do coloured crisps come from? Jimmy investigates avocado-rustling. Plus: sour beer.

First shown: Wed 26 Jul 2017 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

Including the secrets behind the annual race to get seasonal asparagus into supermarkets

First shown: Mon 12 Jun 2017 | 23 mins

Series 11 Episode 6

Could a scientist's genetically engineered goats' milk save 500,000 lives a year?

First shown: Mon 29 May 2017 | 24 mins

Series 11 Episode 4

Including the new high-tech method for keeping fresh herbs alive for longer

First shown: Mon 22 May 2017 | 24 mins

Series 11 Episode 3

What exactly is bergamot? Plus: instant tea, jelly beans, and pork scratchings.

First shown: Mon 15 May 2017 | 24 mins

Series 11 Episode 2

Why's clotted cream yellow? Is squid and chips the new fish and chips? Plus: mulivitamins.

First shown: Mon 8 May 2017 | 24 mins

Series 11 Episode 1

Jimmy, Kate and Matt present favourite investigations, from MSG to onions and pistachios

First shown: Mon 27 Feb 2017 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

Jimmy, Kate and Matt present favourite investigations, from pineapples to vitamin D

First shown: Mon 20 Feb 2017 | 24 mins

Food Unwrapped

The team present favourite investigations, from prunes to Swiss cheese and black pepper

First shown: Mon 13 Feb 2017 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

What's the difference between tangerines, mandarins, satsumas and clementines?

First shown: Mon 6 Feb 2017 | 23 mins

Series 10 Episode 5

What's the difference is between gelato and ice cream? Plus: rum, and mints.

First shown: Mon 30 Jan 2017 | 24 mins

Series 10 Episode 4

Should tomatoes, potatoes and red wine be in the fridge? Plus: eucalyptus and sauerkraut.

First shown: Mon 23 Jan 2017 | 24 mins

Series 10 Episode 3

Kate finds out why rosemary is in so many food products. Plus: tea, and seaweed.

First shown: Mon 16 Jan 2017 | 24 mins

Series 10 Episode 2

How do you farm crocodiles? Plus: cod liver oil; does it have to be cod? And bagels.

First shown: Mon 9 Jan 2017 | 24 mins

Series 10 Episode 1

Examining weight loss trends, from eating more fat to skipping breakfast, and... sleep

First shown: Mon 2 Jan 2017 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Diet Special

Can Matt keep his turkey breast juicy? How can Jimmy stop his chestnuts exploding?

First shown: Fri 23 Dec 2016 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Does Christmas

Are Brazil nuts radioactive? Plus: coconut oil, crisps, goat meat, bell peppers and salt.

First shown: Fri 25 Nov 2016 | 46 mins

Food Unwrapped

Matt makes a surprising discovery about the origins of haggis. Plus: almonds, and dates.

First shown: Fri 18 Nov 2016 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

Jimmy investigates why Parmesan costs so much and Kate finds out where paprika comes from

First shown: Fri 11 Nov 2016 | 24 mins

Series 9 Episode 7

Skyr looks like yoghurt and is creamy like yoghurt, but is it yoghurt?

First shown: Fri 4 Nov 2016 | 24 mins

Series 9 Episode 6

Why are British cheese sales soaring across Europe? Which limes are juiciest? Plus: ham.

First shown: Fri 28 Oct 2016 | 24 mins

Series 9 Episode 5

Kate joins a huge food fight at a Spanish tomato festival. Plus: beer, and anchovies.

First shown: Mon 17 Oct 2016 | 24 mins

Series 9 Episode 4

Matt visits an underwater basil farm. Jimmy goes cockle gathering. Plus: marshmallows.

First shown: Mon 10 Oct 2016 | 24 mins

Series 9 Episode 3

What makes icing sugar so light and fluffy? Plus: risotto, and leftover sandwich crusts.

First shown: Mon 3 Oct 2016 | 24 mins

Series 9 Episode 2

Why are Kenyan farmers' green beans so straight? Plus: scallop procreation, and pasties.

First shown: Mon 26 Sep 2016 | 24 mins

Series 9 Episode 1

New presenter Kiran Jethwa joins the team as they investigate all things sweet

First shown: Mon 19 Sep 2016 | 47 mins

The Truth About Sugar

Super-slimmers share the secrets of their success. Plus: miso soup, gut bacteria and more.

First shown: Mon 13 Jun 2016 | 47 mins

Lose Weight for the Summer

Can absinthe lead to hallucinations and madness? Plus: coconut oil, and artichoke hearts.

First shown: Mon 6 Jun 2016 | 24 mins

Series 8 Episode 5

Jimmy joins the battle between the bell pepper and the Mediterranean fruit fly

First shown: Mon 30 May 2016 | 24 mins

Series 8 Episode 4

Why does marmalade taste bitter? Which fish are fully sustainable? Plus: goat meat.

First shown: Mon 23 May 2016 | 24 mins

Series 8 Episode 3

How are crisp flavours made? Plus: the secrets of pepper, and different types of yeast.

First shown: Mon 16 May 2016 | 24 mins

Series 8 Episode 2

Matt meets a man with 250 varieties of apple on his tree. Plus: processed meat, and dates.

First shown: Mon 9 May 2016 | 24 mins

Series 8 Episode 1

Why's almond butter expensive? How do you fortify wine? And why do onions make you cry?

First shown: Fri 15 Apr 2016 | 23 mins

Series 7 Episode 4

Can bananas help fight viruses? What are the green bits on crisps? Plus: meat substitutes.

First shown: Fri 8 Apr 2016 | 23 mins

Series 7 Episode 3

How do green soy beans become white tofu? Plus: 1950s ready meals and easy-to-digest milk.

First shown: Fri 1 Apr 2016 | 24 mins

Series 7 Episode 2

Can you put dishwasher salt on your chips? Matt makes a surprising discovery about haggis.

First shown: Fri 25 Mar 2016 | 24 mins

Series 7 Episode 1

Is there a wasp in your fig? Why can't you eat kidney beans raw? Plus: energy drinks.

First shown: Mon 14 Mar 2016 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

Jimmy investigates gluten. Plus: cheap red wine, and chewy sweets.

First shown: Mon 7 Mar 2016 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

The team present favourite investigations, including whitebait, saffron and glacé cherries

First shown: Fri 4 Mar 2016 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

The team present series highlights, from sourdough bread to rose oil and beetroot

First shown: Fri 26 Feb 2016 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

The team present series highlights, from Greek yoghurt to red Leicester and ostrich meat

First shown: Fri 19 Feb 2016 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

From chocolate to cakes, cheese, chilli and beer, can you have treats if you're on a diet?

First shown: Mon 4 Jan 2016 | 48 mins

Food Unwrapped Diet Special

Jimmy, Kate and Matt reveal the secrets behind Christmas food from salmon to cream liqueur

First shown: Mon 21 Dec 2015 | 48 mins

Food Unwrapped at Christmas

The team present some favourite investigations, from pine nuts to pies

First shown: Mon 23 Nov 2015 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

The team look back at some favourite investigations, from mozzarella to venison

First shown: Mon 2 Nov 2015 | 24 mins

Series 6 Episode 10

Jimmy explores new ways to get crabs to come out of their shell

First shown: Mon 26 Oct 2015 | 24 mins

Series 6 Episode 9

How much sugar is in cherry tomatoes, and are supermarkets labelling them correctly?

First shown: Mon 19 Oct 2015 | 23 mins

Series 6 Episode 8

Kate discovers how scientists are using pineapple enzymes to help burns victims

First shown: Mon 12 Oct 2015 | 23 mins

Series 6 Episode 7

Kate learns that wine's getting stronger. Plus: perfect veg and the best dunking biscuits.

First shown: Mon 5 Oct 2015 | 23 mins

Series 6 Episode 6

Why do we pay for pistachios that we can't crack open and eat? Plus Prosecco and porridge.

First shown: Mon 28 Sep 2015 | 24 mins

Series 6 Episode 5

Is it worth splashing out on expensive vodka? How are coffee beans turned into instant?

First shown: Mon 21 Sep 2015 | 24 mins

Series 6 Episode 4

Jimmy heads to Spain to meet an entrepreneur farming blue fin tuna

First shown: Mon 14 Sep 2015 | 24 mins

Series 6 Episode 3

Jimmy investigates the effects of vitamin D deficiency

First shown: Mon 7 Sep 2015 | 24 mins

Series 6 Episode 2

Are alarming headlines about MSG justified? And: radioactive nuts and elderflower cordial.

First shown: Mon 31 Aug 2015 | 24 mins

Series 6 Episode 1

Jimmy, Kate and Matt reveal how food can help you get into great shape for summer

First shown: Mon 27 Jul 2015 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Diets for Summer

How fresh is supermarket fish? Is cheese always off-limits if you want to lose weight?

First shown: Mon 25 May 2015 | 23 mins

Food Unwrapped

Jimmy, Kate and Matt revisit missions from their casebook

First shown: Mon 4 May 2015 | 48 mins

Food Unwrapped

Jimmy investigates mineral water. Kate finds out what the vegetable is in vegetable oil.

First shown: Mon 20 Apr 2015 | 23 mins

Series 5 Episode 11

How good are omega3 supplements? Why is Iberico ham expensive? What makes chocolate white?

First shown: Mon 13 Apr 2015 | 24 mins

Series 5 Episode 10

Jimmy finds out what whitebait actually is and why it's not available in most supermarkets

First shown: Mon 30 Mar 2015 | 24 mins

Series 5 Episode 9

Does hot milk help you sleep? How wild is wild boar? How much truffle is in truffle oil?

First shown: Mon 16 Mar 2015 | 47 mins

Series 5 Episode 8

Jimmy learns about a potentially devastating Greek yoghurt by-product

First shown: Mon 9 Mar 2015 | 24 mins

Series 5 Episode 7

Why are pine nuts so expensive? What gives Red Leicester cheese its colour?

First shown: Mon 2 Mar 2015 | 24 mins

Series 5 Episode 6

How healthy are so-called healthy snacks? What makes cheap wine taste good?

First shown: Mon 23 Feb 2015 | 24 mins

Series 5 Episode 5

Why's rose oil considered liquid gold? Is pink pork safe? Plus: the truth about oven bags.

First shown: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | 24 mins

Series 5 Episode 4

Is there poison in apple cores? What lives in sourdough bread?

First shown: Mon 26 Jan 2015 | 24 mins

Series 5 Episode 3

Are there wasps in fresh figs? Why is ostrich meat red? Kate tries to give up added sugar.

First shown: Mon 19 Jan 2015 | 24 mins

Series 5 Episode 2

Is there any goodness left in tinned tomatoes? What part of a pig makes sweets chewy?

First shown: Mon 12 Jan 2015 | 24 mins

Series 5 Episode 1

Jimmy Doherty and the team uncover the truth about diet foods

First shown: Mon 5 Jan 2015 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Diet Special

Why is farmed salmon pink? Is the gold in drinks real gold? Can you eat frankincense?

First shown: Mon 22 Dec 2014 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Christmas Dinner

Jimmy wants to know what gives stout its smooth texture

First shown: Mon 18 Aug 2014 | 23 mins

Series 4 Episode 6

How is it possible for British onions to be sold in supermarkets year-round?

First shown: Mon 11 Aug 2014 | 24 mins

Series 4 Episode 5

Jimmy finds out how food producers are using seaweed to reduce their salt content

First shown: Mon 4 Aug 2014 | 23 mins

Series 4 Episode 4

Jimmy Doherty explores how blood is becoming trendy in gastronomy

First shown: Mon 28 Jul 2014 | 24 mins

Series 4 Episode 3

Kate wants to know where liquorice comes from and if it can be turned into sweet treats

First shown: Mon 21 Jul 2014 | 24 mins

Series 4 Episode 2

Kate meets mozzarella makers. What is the liquid that mozzarella balls are bobbing in?

First shown: Mon 14 Jul 2014 | 24 mins

Series 4 Episode 1

Is dark chocolate good for you? Could daffodils help treat Alzheimer's disease?

First shown: Mon 21 Apr 2014 | 48 mins

Food Unwrapped Easter Special

Jimmy Doherty, Matt and Kate take a look at their favourite food discoveries from Series 3

First shown: Mon 10 Mar 2014 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Special

Jimmy gives supermarket fish a sniff to discover how fresh the stock really is

First shown: Mon 3 Mar 2014 | 23 mins

Series 3 Episode 5

Jimmy investigates whether manuka honey has any medicinal properties

First shown: Mon 24 Feb 2014 | 24 mins

Series 3 Episode 4

Kate visits France to find out if a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away

First shown: Mon 10 Feb 2014 | 23 mins

Series 3 Episode 3

Jimmy finds out why Iceland supplies most of our cod. And are the banana's days numbered?

First shown: Mon 3 Feb 2014 | 24 mins

Series 3 Episode 2

Jimmy discovers that there's more to traditionally-matured cheese than meets the eye

First shown: Mon 20 Jan 2014 | 23 mins

Series 3 Episode 1

Jimmy, Kate and Matt want to know which of the available diet products and plans work

First shown: Mon 6 Jan 2014 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Diet Special

Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbut uncover the secrets behind our festive food

First shown: Mon 23 Dec 2013 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Christmas Dinner

Are fresh sardines better for us than tinned sardines?

First shown: Mon 29 Jul 2013 | 24 mins

Series 2 Episode 8

How do the supermarkets get avocados 'ripe and ready'?

First shown: Mon 22 Jul 2013 | 24 mins

Series 2 Episode 7

Can hot chillies injure you? And what's bugging Jimmy about red food dye?

First shown: Mon 15 Jul 2013 | 24 mins

Series 2 Episode 6

How is caffeine removed from coffee? What puts the chew into chewing gum?

First shown: Mon 8 Jul 2013 | 23 mins

Series 2 Episode 5

Jimmy, Kate and Matt ask how much cow is in a beef stock cube and what processed cheese is

First shown: Mon 1 Jul 2013 | 24 mins

Series 2 Episode 4

Why are cashew nuts never on the supermarket shelf in their shells?

First shown: Mon 17 Jun 2013 | 24 mins

Series 2 Episode 3

Jimmy Doherty asks: what exactly is in a Doner kebab?

First shown: Mon 10 Jun 2013 | 24 mins

Series 2 Episode 2

is mouldy bread safe to eat? Kate's on the trail of the chicken that goes into a Kiev.

First shown: Mon 3 Jun 2013 | 24 mins

Series 2 Episode 1

How much cream is in ice cream? And how can you make smoked food with liquid smoke?

First shown: Mon 5 Nov 2012 | 23 mins

Series 1 Episode 8

How sandwich manufacturers stop our packet tomato sarnies from going soggy

First shown: Mon 29 Oct 2012 | 24 mins

Series 1 Episode 7

Kate Quilton heads to Spain to find out how pure not-from-concentrate orange juice is

First shown: Mon 22 Oct 2012 | 24 mins

Series 1 Episode 6

The team head to Thailand to find out what seafood goes into seafood sticks

First shown: Mon 8 Oct 2012 | 24 mins

Series 1 Episode 5

The fourth episode explores the difference between green and black olives

First shown: Mon 1 Oct 2012 | 24 mins

Series 1 Episode 4

The third episode explores how prawns are intensively farmed

First shown: Mon 24 Sep 2012 | 24 mins

Series 1 Episode 3

Kate and Matt investigate the wax on our lemons in Spain and Thailand

First shown: Mon 17 Sep 2012 | 24 mins

Series 1 Episode 2

Kate Quilton travels to Swaziland to find out how they get tinned grapefruit so perfect

First shown: Mon 10 Sep 2012 | 24 mins

Series 1 Episode 1

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