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Food Unwrapped

The team explore food myths from a neutral point of view, culminating in a summary based on scientific research.

Genre: Documentary

Actor: Kate Quilton

Country: UK

Duration: N/A

Quality: HD

Release: 2012

IMDb: 8

Season 1 - Food Unwrapped
2012-09-10
"Kate Quilton travels to Swaziland to find out how they get tinned grapefruit so perfect, and, in Finland, Matt Tebbutt discovers exactly what the bacteria are in Probiotics."
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Season 2 - Food Unwrapped
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Season 7 - Food Unwrapped
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Season 8 - Food Unwrapped
2016-05-09
"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."
2016-05-16
"Are crisp flavours made of real cheese and onion or cooked up in a lab? Matt investigates. Meanwhile, Kate learns the secrets of pepper, and Jimmy finds out about different types of yeast."
2016-05-23
"Why does marmalade taste bitter when it's made of sugar and oranges? Which fish are fully sustainable? And are the British public up for goat meat?"
2016-05-30
"Jimmy joins the battle between the bell pepper and the Mediterranean fruit fly. Matt visits an amazing mobile leek factory. And how can you tell how much manuka is in your manuka honey?"
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Season 9 - Food Unwrapped
2016-09-26
"At a green bean plantation in Kenya, Jimmy learns how they grow the beans so straight for the supermarkets, and finds out what happens to the beans that don't make the grade. He also discovers the remarkable lengths that the farmers go to to stop the local wildlife destroying their valuable crop. At a Norwegian scallop farm, Matt braves the icy waters of the North Sea to join the divers harvesting scallops by hand from the sea bed. This sustainable farming method could be a model for the rest of Europe, but it needs a constant source of baby scallops, so Matt gets hands-on in the hatchery as he learns how to encourage a scallop to procreate. And Kate tries to unravel a mystery about Cornwall's most famous local delicacy: what exactly goes into a Cornish Pasty, swede or turnip?"
2016-10-03
"Kate visits Israel to unearth the mystery ingredient that makes icing sugar so light, fluffy and powdery. Her journey takes her via a dip in the Dead Sea to an enormous phosphate mine in the desert, where all is revealed. In Italy, Jimmy investigates the difference between risotto rice and long grain rice. An early morning trip to a bustling rice auction and a visit to a flooded rice field shed some light. Back in the UK, Jimmy challenges renowned Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo to knock up a risotto using long grain rice; can it be done? And where do pre-packed sandwiches' crusts go? Matt discovers that one sandwich maker has come up with an innovative - and surprising - way of putting the waste bread to good use"
2016-10-10
"Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbutt reveal more unusual, intriguing and surprising secrets behind the food we eat. Matt heads to Italy to find out how supermarkets can sell pesto at an affordable price when the traditional ingredients are expensive. He visits one of Europe's biggest pesto producers and takes a remarkable trip to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, where basil is being grown in an extraordinary underwater farm. Jimmy wants to know why so many cockles in our supermarkets come from abroad, when he always thought of them as a quintessentially British staple. He visits Wales and the Wash, where two very different stories unfold, and witnesses a remarkable method of cockle gathering that has to be seen to be believed. And why do marshmallows go so crispy and melty at the same time over the campfire? Kate takes a colourful trip around Europe's largest marshmallow factory to find out."
2016-10-17
"Jimmy Doherty investigates craft beer, meeting a couple who gave up jobs in the NHS to pursue their dream lifestyle of brewing and selling ale. Kate Quilton goes in search of the perfect tomato and finds herself in the middle of the world's biggest food fight at a festival in Valencia, while Matt Tebbutt examines why tinned anchovies taste salty when fresh ones don't, visiting a processing plant to find out."
2016-10-28
"Jimmy Doherty visits the largest wholesale food market in the world in Paris and discovers why British cheese sales are soaring across Europe. Matt Tebbutt travels to one of the largest ham producers in Italy and meets a pig farmer who tells him about a delicate problem that all pork producers face, while Kate Quilton investigates why some limes are so much juicier than others."
2016-11-04
"Jimmy Doherty looks into skyr, a mysterious yoghurt-like product that claims to be entirely fat-free, but has a surprisingly creamy texture, while Kate Quilton heads to one of the busiest oyster hatcheries in France, where she witnesses the amazing science that goes into providing oysters year-round. Plus, Matt Tebbutt wants to know if the dried strawberries in his cereal are real or just a clever imitation."
2016-11-11
"In Italy, Jimmy looks into why Parmesan costs up to twice as much as supermarket Cheddar. Kate's been puzzling over paprika and travels to Hungary and Spain to find out exactly where it comes from. And Matt looks at hard-boiled eggs - it can be fiddly enough getting the shell off in the comfort of your own kitchen, so how do the big players manage it now that hard-boiled eggs are popping up everywhere in supermarkets?"
2016-11-18
"Jimmy's off to Israel on the trail of an elusive fruit - the fresh date. If raisins are dried grapes and prunes are dried plums, then what exactly are dates? Jimmy's search for the answer takes him to a vast water purification plant, where they harness the raw sewage of Tel Aviv to turn barren desert into fertile farmland. Kate flies to California to investigate why almond butter is more expensive than other nutty spreads, and discovers a combination of extreme weather and global economics have made the price of almonds go completely nuts. And Matt's in Scotland, investigating haggis. He makes a surprising discovery about the dish's true origins - and then faces the nerve-shredding ordeal of delivering some highly unwelcome news to an unsuspecting audience."
2016-11-25
"Jimmy takes to the skies above Israel to join the battle to protect the bell pepper crop from the Mediterranean fruit fly, but is amazed to learn that it's not insecticide that he's helping to spread across the desert. Can you put dishwasher salt on your chips? Jimmy visits an extraordinary underground salt mine in Sicily, with a vast network of tunnels leading to a subterranean salt processing plant. Kate visits Vietnam to find out if coconut oil is any healthier than other oils. She also heads to the Amazon rainforest to investigate rumours that the Brazil nuts on UK supermarket shelves are all radioactive."
Season 11 - Food Unwrapped
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Season 16 - Food Unwrapped
2019-03-18
"Jimmy Doherty finds out how Sri Lanka is coping with a looming coconut shortage, while Kate Quilton discovers whether compostables could be the answer to worldwide plastic pollution problem, and Matt Tebbutt is in Paris to learn why the macaron has such a hefty price tag."
2019-03-25
"Kate Quilton learns about a potentially life-saving property of discarded shrimp shells and Matt Tebbutt investigates why people cannot seem to get enough of salted caramel. Plus, Jimmy Doherty explores the price differences between fresh and frozen\u2026"
2019-04-01
"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?"
2019-04-08
"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?"
2019-04-16
"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?"
2019-05-06
"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?"
2019-05-07
"Have you ever wondered how the humble spud is turned into the unusual shapes in your favourite bag of crisps? Jimmy Doherty visits Germany to learn the secret behind the twists, twirls and curls of this much-loved snack. Dr Helen Lawal investigates whether carb-restrictive diets really burn fat quicker, and uncovers an astonishing medical use for this popular weight-loss tool. And Matt Tebbutt finds out the surprising reason why smoked fish is dyed yellow."
2019-06-06
"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."
Season 17 - Food Unwrapped
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