Food Unwrapped travels the world to explore the industry secrets behind our favourite food

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Next on TV: Fri 10 Feb, 8pm

From hairy fruit to the science of canned produce - more fun facts about our food

Fri 3 Feb, 8pm | 23 mins

Series 24 Episode 4

How does dropped toast always land wrong side down? And why is coriander so divisive?

Fri 27 Jan, 8pm | 23 mins

Series 24 Episode 3

Briony May Williams finds out why some radishes are hotter than others

Fri 20 Jan, 8pm | 23 mins

Series 24 Episode 2

Why is the shelf life for a vegetable stir-fry mix so short?

Fri 13 Jan, 8pm | 23 mins

Series 24 Episode 1

Can lettuce help you sleep? How much fibre makes a healthy bowel? And vegan streaky bacon.

First shown: Fri 6 Jan 2023 | 68 mins

Food Unwrapped's New Year Health Kicks

An epic culinary journey with cod, meatballs and the happiest people on the planet

First shown: Thu 1 Dec 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Nordic Adventure

What exactly is locust bean gum? And why is strawberry juice so elusive?

First shown: Mon 17 Oct 2022 | 23 mins

Series 23 Episode 5

This time it's salami, apples and cider, and how a humble vegetable came to be trademarked

First shown: Mon 10 Oct 2022 | 23 mins

Series 23 Episode 4

The team uncork the mystery of wine and hangovers. And peas, plastic and grated cheese.

First shown: Mon 3 Oct 2022 | 24 mins

Series 23 Episode 3

Recipe boxes are hugely popular - but are they good value? Plus: Smelly fish and water.

First shown: Mon 29 Aug 2022 | 23 mins

Series 23 Episode 2

The gang do sausages, orange wine, and a high-tech shortbread slicer

First shown: Mon 22 Aug 2022 | 23 mins

Series 23 Episode 1

Sour sweets, slow-melting ice cream, set versus runny jam, and the 'short' in shortbread

First shown: Mon 18 Jul 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Sweet Feast

Jimmy Doherty unwraps some of his all-time favourite Asian adventures

First shown: Mon 11 Jul 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped: Jimmy's Asian Adventures

High-end mozzarella. The story of gelato. And the saucy secrets behind pasta shapes.

First shown: Mon 4 Jul 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Italian Adventures

At the Shreddies factory, Matt learns how cereals keep their crunch

First shown: Mon 27 Jun 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Breakfast Buffet

Who put the hole in doughnuts, and how much honey is there in a honeycomb?

First shown: Mon 20 Jun 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped's Sweet Treat

The gang share some baking-related inside info: from choc chip cookies to shiny pretzels

First shown: Mon 23 May 2022 | 47 mins

Food Unwrapped Gets Baking

Brioche buns and burgers. All about ice cream. The truth about wine bottles.

First shown: Mon 16 May 2022 | 23 mins

Series 22 Episode 2

Matt's in Fray Bentos, Uruguay, looking for the 'corn' in corned beef

First shown: Mon 9 May 2022 | 24 mins

Series 22 Episode 1

In pursuit of the perfect tomato. Risotto rice v long grain? And pork scratchings.

First shown: Mon 28 Mar 2022 | 23 mins

Tomatoes, Risotto Rice, Pork Scratchings

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