Jimmy finds microplastics in some of our most popular soft drinks. Kate Quilton tackles nettles. And Amanda Byram asks why do rhubarb and custard go so well together?
With Brits spending a whopping billion quid a month on takeouts, Food Unwrapped delivers some fascinating takeaway facts on spring rolls, kebabs and ghee - the flavoursome heart of curry
More fascinating food facts from around the world, including the role of candy floss in an astonishing food revolution in the US. Plus: crayfish trapping, and brie.
Jimmy investigates turmeric in India and Kate finds out how much milk is in chocolate, while Andi draws the short straw and investigates asparagus and pungent pee problems
Andi takes an eye-watering trip to an onion factory. Plus: how do raspberries get from the field to our fridges without turning to mush? And why is Thai banana blossom shaking up fish and chips?
The team investigate how instant cappuccino gets its froth. Why do most tinned tomatoes come from Italy? And an odyssey across Europe explores how fluffy panettone lasts so long.
What makes British grub special? The team look at Pimm's, apples and porridge, the best vinegar for fish and chips, and the growing influence of spicy jerk seasoning
Some favourite choc-based investigations. Kate examines dark chocolate's possible health benefits. What makes white chocolate white? And how do they make the gooey bit in After Eights gooey?
As January's diets, workouts and superfoods kick in, the team offer top hacks for smashing health and weight management goals in 2021 - without ditching the tasty treats, from cheese to cake
Jimmy Doherty hosts a festive party on the farm as the team share the lowdown on turkey, prawn cocktail, Christmas cake that goes the distance, and how to get cranberries inside cheese
Some favourite superfood stories sorting fact from fiction - from prunes, microgreens and horchata, to caffeine and weight loss. Plus, could too much kale be a bad thing?
A celebration of the mighty store cupboard, from peanut butter's amazing shelf life, to the mysteries of Marmite, and some extraordinary anchovy fishing off the coast of Italy
A celebration of the foods we turn to when we crave comfort, from pizza to pork pies, and from custard to Cornish pasties. Plus, the inside scoop on fish fingers and ice cream.
A celebratory look back at some favourite snack-centred stories, from funny-shaped crisps to pork scratchings, rice cakes and nuts, and the perils of double-dipping tortilla chips
A celebration of the world of takeaways and fast food, from the pizzas at Papa John's, to the health risks of rare burgers, the fries at KFC, and the secret of instant noodles
To celebrate the wonderful world of baking, a look inside the world's biggest bread factory. Plus the secret ingredient in the Israeli desert that keeps icing sugar so light and powdery.
As an Easter treat, some favourite chocolate-based investigations, from after-dinner mints to bubbly chocolate, white chocolate, and what makes dark chocolate good for your health
How can there be so many tomatoes in a tomato ketchup bottle? When did oysters go from Victorian bar snack to luxury food? And the truth about medium vs large eggs.
A trip to California reveals the secret of perfect walnuts. Plus, what makes sour sweets sour? And how do brewers make their trendy hazy beers cloudy?
Jimmy heads to Paris to find out why baguettes go stale so fast. Matt checks out buffalo mozzarella in Italy. And Briony May Williams discovers the surprising secret to how mushy peas get mushed.
A celebration of all things sweet and wonderful, from Parisian macarons and salted caramel, to the secrets of fizzy sweets and the reason some honey is runny and some isn't
Favourite brekkie-based investigations. Jimmy traces the roots of baked beans. Helen investigates the health risks of a bacon butty. And why do we prefer tea in a mug to a disposable cup?
What's the difference between white and dark rum? Jimmy Doherty finds out. He also learns where the term 'proof' originally came from: the answer is explosive, and nearly blows him away!
A handy haul of health hacks to propel you into 2020, including a look at ginger, spinach and your 'five-a-day' fruit and veg
From novel turkey cooking methods to affordable fizz, this special show reveals everything you need to know to feed your family and friends better, cheaper and faster
Favourite investigations. Matt Tebbutt visits China, the world's biggest oyster producer. Jimmy Doherty looks at dry gin. Kate Quilton asks if herbal bedtime teas can help you nod off.
Favourite investigations. Jimmy Doherty finds out what gives piquanté peppers their sweetness. And Kate Quilton investigates potentially dangerous levels of mercury in tuna fish.
Favourite investigations. Jimmy Doherty asks how much orange is in orange squash. Matt Tebbutt runs across a pond of custard. And is it true that your DNA determines whether you love or hate Marmite?
Favourite investigations. Jimmy Doherty visits Europe's biggest brewery. Kate Quilton challenges Matt Tebbutt to make crumpets. And Matt discovers why maple syrup is so expensive.
Favourite investigations. Kate Quilton visits McVitie's to ask why many biscuits have little holes all over them. Jimmy Doherty finds out how corks are made for wine bottles.
Kate and Helen explore vanilla, while in the Netherlands Matt explores the myth that Edam balls were once used as emergency cannon balls!
Some favourite investigations as Jimmy Doherty looks at how our national dish could become squid and chips, Kate Quilton reports on kangaroo meat, and Matt Tebbutt looks at pesto
The team investigate how supermarkets get the iced writing so perfect on birthday cakes, the popularity of the soy bean, and the growing trend for hemp-based food products
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.
Matt discovers what gives clotted cream its yellow colour, Jimmy learns where the flavour comes from in his Earl Grey tea, and Kate finds out if we can now eat oysters all year round
Jimmy Doherty investigates whether protein supplements really build a buff body; Matt finds out which foods generate the most wind; and Kate Quilton lifts the lid on peanut butter
Some favourite Food Unwrapped investigations. In Kenya, Jimmy looks into the flavours and pricing of tea, Matt visits a Norwegian scallop farm, and Kate checks out limes in Israel.
What's more fattening: sandwiches, wraps or bagels? What sort of lunches make us sleepy? Dr Helen Lawal investigates the rise in teenagers having fried chicken for lunch. Plus: sushi.
Jimmy Doherty uncovers the secret behind how potatoes are turned into unusually shaped crisps. Plus: can carb-restrictive diets burn fat quicker? And smoked fish: why is it all yellow?
Kate explores the surprising secrets of the vegan cheese melt, in this special vegan episode. Plus: should we be raising children as vegan? And can Jimmy go vegan for a week?
Can booze keep you warm? How safe is bacon? Jimmy discovers something unexpected in fish fingers. Why is there calcium in bread? And how can New Zealand lamb be sold as 'fresh' here?
How do you milk a camel? Kate investigates, and explores camel milk's rising popularity. How does supermarket fresh pasta last so long? And should we buy supermarkets' standard products or value ones?
Kate uncovers something surprising about small hens' eggs. Plus: why can't you eat supermarket burgers pink? And where do the bubbles in beer come from?
Kate discovers a potentially life-saving property of shrimp shells. Jimmy finds out the surprising truth about pizza prices. Matt investigates salted caramel.
Jimmy investigates a looming coconut shortage. Could compostables be the answer to our worldwide plastics problem? And why are macarons so expensive?
Food Unwrapped investigates what will happen to the food on our shelves, in our fridges and on our plates, and how our supermarkets will look and behave, after we leave the EU
Matt joins KFC on the frontline of the fight against flaccid fries, Kate goes behind the scenes at Deliveroo, and Jimmy investigates the health benefits of a taco
Matt undertakes his strangest science experiment yet: running across a pond of custard, which bizarrely helps solve the age-old mystery of how to get ketchup out of the bottle smoothly!
Kate checks out veg and fruit-based alternatives to carbs and meat. Can a booze-free month make Matt look younger? And which foods and drinks are particularly helpful during endurance training?
Is there anything in yuletide spices that gives you Christmas cheer? Should we score our sprouts? Kate checks out a decadent dish from Christmas past: the multi-bird roast. Plus: mince pies.
Are baked beans baked? If stinky cheese smells so bad why does it taste so good? And Matt gets the skinny on diet champagne.
What gives fizzy sweets their fizz, and can you harness their explosive power in a rocket? One in five of us lack vitamin D; can mushrooms help? And is raw kale bad for you?
Kate checks out a space-age high-speed German pickling machine. How do you make a kipper, and why don't we eat them for breakfast any more? And rice cakes are made from brown rice. Why are they white?
Jimmy discovers why caviar is so expensive. Kate reveals how a malty unsung hero is made. Plus: muesli.
Why is there jelly in our pork pies and how does it get there? What in nature provides the natural bright blue dye in our sweets? And why is soft shell crab such a delicacy?
Kate discovers how the way that you drink tea can affect its taste. Matt investigates the difference between bubble gum and chewing gum, and discovers an unusual use for used gum. Plus: lentils.
Is a parasite hiding in your sushi? Can M&S really trace all their beef burgers back to the cow? Plus: Matt investigates concerns about naturally-occurring arsenic in baby rice products.
Kate investigates the worrying rise in peanut allergies. Matt traces the British blackcurrant from the field to the Ribena factory. Jimmy's on the trail of a surprising food fraud: oregano.
Can eating too many poppy seeds make you fail a drugs test? Kate learns the consequences of tipping cooking oil down the drain. Plus: ancient grain bread.
Why is maple syrup so expensive? And jelly beans don't contain gelatine, so what is the jelly in a jelly bean?
Kate, Jimmy and Matt revisit some of their favourite investigations. What's the difference between white and dark rum? What's the jelly in a jelly bean? And why do anchovies taste salty?
Can coffee help you sober up? Kate investigates trendy drink kombucha and meets people who are turning it into clothes! And which cut of beef do thin-cut steaks come from?
The team reveal foodie tips to help you feel great on your summer holiday. Jimmy learns the truth about crash diets. Can collagen drinks boost your skin's appearance? Plus: tiger nut milk.
How come some bread breaks up when it's buttered but other bread doesn't? And since the sugar tax came in, manufacturers have been adding less sugar to some products. But what are they adding instead?
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?
In China, Matt Tebbutt helps to cultivate pearls from surprising creatures. And why does sliced ham sometimes have a weird rainbow pattern on it?
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.
Kate Quilton looks into Britain's plastic crisis while Jimmy Doherty and Matt Tebbutt visit South Africa on a piquanté pepper hunt
Matt visits an extraordinary underwater basil farm as he investigates pesto. And could squid and chips replace fish and chips as our national dish?
Can you eat any old seaweed? Why aren't pork scratchings made from British pigs? Can you make risotto from long grain rice? What exactly is skyr? Plus: tomatoes, and icing sugar.