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How Does Texture Affect the Way We Eat?
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How Does Texture Affect the Way We Eat?

Dr Caroline Wood

Crispy, slimy, gooey, velvety—there is a whole lexicon of words to describe the different textures…

The Price of Saffron
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The Price of Saffron

Claudia Lee

As the most expensive spice in the world, saffron is an extremely lucrative product. With limited…

What is Ghee?
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What is Ghee?

Madhura Rao

As South Asian recipes gain popularity among food enthusiasts beyond the subcontinent,…

The Ethics of Foie Gras
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The Ethics of Foie Gras

Claudia Lee

A symbol of "haute cuisine", the story of foie gras began in Ancient Egypt. Produced by gavaging…

Oat Milk | How It’s Made
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Oat Milk | How It’s Made

Inés Oort Alonso

If you have ever had a go at making oat milk at home, you might have found some stark differences…

What Are Soba Noodles?
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What Are Soba Noodles?

Samanta Oon

There’s lots to love about soba noodles. They’re light but hearty, flavourful yet mild,…

What Are Rice Noodles and How Are They Made?
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What Are Rice Noodles and How Are They Made?

Samanta Oon

Rice is one of the most important grains in Asian cuisine. It is so important that in several Asian…

How Cheese is Made
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How Cheese is Made

Melissa Vanderheyden

Cheese is one of the many products we owe to bacteria: they are responsible for the formation and…

How Yogurt Is Made | Ask The Expert
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How Yogurt Is Made | Ask The Expert

Carolina Moyano , Silvia Lazzaris

Ever wondered how yogurt is made? Here at FoodUnfolded, we wanted to know not only how yogurt is…

Tony’s Chocolonely: More Than Just Chocolate
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Tony’s Chocolonely: More Than Just Chocolate

Jane Alice Liu, Paul Schoenmakers

Tony's Chocolonely isn't your average chocolate company. Behind each of their chocolate bars is a…

Frozen Yoghurt: How It’s Made
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Frozen Yoghurt: How It’s Made

Claudia Parms

Frozen yoghurt is a sweet and delicious alternative to ice cream. But how is frozen yoghurt made,…

How is Instant Coffee Powder Made?
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How is Instant Coffee Powder Made?

Madhura Rao

It's cheaper, quicker, and involves far less cleaning up than regular coffee. For anyone looking to…

Traditional Soy Sauce Brewing | A Portrait in the Netherlands
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Traditional Soy Sauce Brewing | A Portrait in the Netherlands

Kim Verhaeghe

You don't need to travel to Japan to see how soy sauce is made. In Rotterdam, Thomas Uljee and his…

Gluten-Free Foods: Are They Actually Healthy?
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Gluten-Free Foods: Are They Actually Healthy?

Claudia Parms

Not too long ago, if you didn't have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease, the idea of a…

How is Vanilla Grown?
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How is Vanilla Grown?

Samanta Oon

Sometimes called "the queen of spices", vanilla is commonly used for its sweet flavour and floral…

Mushroom Farming & Processing | Ask The Expert
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Mushroom Farming & Processing | Ask The Expert

Madhura Rao, Jan Klerken

We've been foraging, growing and eating mushrooms for thousands of years, but how has that changed…

Mozzarella Cheese | How It’s Made
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Mozzarella Cheese | How It’s Made

Madhura Rao

"A soft ball of deliciousness" is perhaps the most apt description of mozzarella cheese. Or at least…

The Secrets of Wasabi
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The Secrets of Wasabi

Annabel Slater

Wasabi is one of the world's most expensive crops. But even if you enjoy sushi, you might never have…

What is Bubble Tea? | Insider Secrets on Bubble Tea
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What is Bubble Tea? | Insider Secrets on Bubble Tea

Lynn Liu

Despite the name, there are no actual "bubbles" in bubble tea. There isn't always tea, either. So,…

Animal Testing in Food Research | Ask the Expert
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Animal Testing in Food Research | Ask the Expert

Madhura Rao, Dr Alie de Boer

It might come as a surprise, but some foods or ingredients are tested on animals. Moving away from…

Fermentation of Yoghurt and the Chemistry Behind it
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Fermentation of Yoghurt and the Chemistry Behind it

Carolina Moyano

Fermentation is a natural process that can be used in a number of ways for a wide variety of food…

Sourdough Starter: How it Works
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Sourdough Starter: How it Works

Sedeer el Showk

Baking sourdough bread has become an increasingly popular pastime and source of comfort for many…

Figs & Wasps | How are Figs Pollinated?
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Figs & Wasps | How are Figs Pollinated?

Molly Melvin

If you're anything like me, you've probably given little thought to figs - aside from how delicious…

Manuka Honey and Jarrah Honey | How It’s Made
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Manuka Honey and Jarrah Honey | How It’s Made

Tim Angeloni

Manuka honey has been widely hailed as a natural remedy, but how is Manuka honey made?

Nutritional Yeast: How It’s Made
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Nutritional Yeast: How It’s Made

Samanta Oon

Nutritional yeast are golden powdery flakes that add a whiff of nutty, cheesy umami when sprinkled…

Vitamin D Supplements | How It’s Made
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Vitamin D Supplements | How It’s Made

Dr Caroline Wood

Vitamin D plays many roles in health, from bone development to strong immune systems. There is even…

Palm Oil | How It’s Made
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Palm Oil | How It’s Made

Madhura Rao

Today, palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil in the world. To many of us, this may be…

Tofu | How It’s Made
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Tofu | How It’s Made

Samanta Oon

Look into any modern-day tofu factory, and you will see the shiny gleam of machinery needed to…

Coffee Roasting & Harvesting | Techniques for Flavour
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Coffee Roasting & Harvesting | Techniques for Flavour

Oliver Fredriksson, Thomas Enright

Whether it's plunged, percolated, or poured over, the flavours you taste in your cup of coffee are…

Cashew Nuts | How It’s Made
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Cashew Nuts | How It’s Made

Molly Melvin

Brought over from Brazil, nurtured in India and commercialised worldwide, the cashew nut has become…

Why are some egg yolks so orange?
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Why are some egg yolks so orange?

Annabel Slater

Does egg yolk colour matter? And why are yolks from different countries different colours?

Dehydrating Food | How It Works
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Dehydrating Food | How It Works

Keeren Flora

Dehydration is one of the world’s oldest methods of food preservation, with the principles of…

What Does Jackfruit Taste Like & How Do You Eat It?
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What Does Jackfruit Taste Like & How Do You Eat It?

Madhura Rao

Jackfruit can be enjoyed as a dessert, in a curry, mixed with barbecue sauce, and in so many other…

Where Does Jackfruit Come From and How Is It Grown?
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Where Does Jackfruit Come From and How Is It Grown?

Madhura Rao

A large, spiky, green-coloured fruit called ‘jackfruit’ has been making appearances at…

How is Sugar Made?
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How is Sugar Made?

Madhura Rao

What is sugar? If you like chemistry, you might say ‘an organic chemical’. If you enjoy…

How Truffles are Grown - and What Makes Them So Special?
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How Truffles are Grown - and What Makes Them So Special?

Madhura Rao

Truffles are notoriously difficult to cultivate. But in France, thanks to centuries of practice, an…

How is Soy Sauce Made?
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How is Soy Sauce Made?

Samanta Oon

At the heart of many an Asian dish is the deeply flavoured, ebony brown liquid called soy sauce. If…

Chewing Gum | What is gum made of?
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Chewing Gum | What is gum made of?

Madhura Rao

Chewing gum can often be found waiting in the glove compartment of our car, or perhaps a carelessly…

3 Different Types of Sugar
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3 Different Types of Sugar

Madhura Rao

Sugar is made from the sugar cane (Saccharum officinarumand) and the sugar beet (Beta vulgaris…

Saffron | How it’s Grown
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Saffron | How it’s Grown

Madhura Rao

Growing up in India where saffron is synonymous with luxury, I knew saffron as the…

The Brazil Nut | How It’s Grown
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The Brazil Nut | How It’s Grown

Molly Melvin

At first glance, the Brazil nut seems little more than an oversized, overpriced nut you pass in the…

Shelf Life & Food Waste | The Science & Tech Behind Shelf Life
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Shelf Life & Food Waste | The Science & Tech Behind Shelf Life

Kelly Oakes

Whether we’re in a supermarket or digging through the contents of our own fridge to make…

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