Food Unwrapped : Lifting the Lid on How Our Food is Really Produced Paperback
Is a glass of red wine a day actually good for you?
Do free-range eggs really taste better? How does coffee become decaffeinated? What exactly is 'formed' ham? And what on earth is processed cheese? More often than not, we work our way around the supermarket and throw items into our trolley without a second thought.
But what exactly goes into the things we eat, and how do those products reach our plates?
Inspired by the hit Channel 4 series, Food Unwrapped asks these questions, lifting the lid on the food industry to provide us with much needed answers.
Probing and revealing, this book sets out to dispel the many myths surrounding our food and to help you make informed decisions about what you eat.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/01/2015
- Category: Popular science
- ISBN: 9780593073612
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Review by wyvernfriend
As a 101 book on the topic of food production and the history of some foods it's excellent, it doesn't add a huge amount to what I know, but made me want to read more about certain topics.Topics included are things like how vegetarian beer is; how large prawns are made; how formed ham is made; what chewing gum is and if it's safe to swallow; what chili burning does to you; how coffee is decafinated and what is the safe dose anyway; what is processed cheese (with a how to make your own recipe included); does gin make you sad; what's in a doner kebab; difference between green and black olives; sea salt vs table salt; what is used as red colouring; what is scampi; how much cow is in beef stock; do free-range eggs taste better; why can't you buy cashew nuts in the shell; is it okay to eat mouldy food; what do champagne bubbles do to you; a discussion of probiotic yogurts (alas stating that probiotics are killed by freezing, there goes the justification for frozen yogurt for me, except liking the taste); why vitamins are added to cornflakes; how fresh is pure squeezed orange juice; if a glass of red wine daily is healthy; how much strawberries are in strawberry flavouring with a bonus recipe to make your own); if it's safe to reheat rice; how much cream is in Ice Cream; how to smoke food; if detox diets work; if artificial sweeteners are safer than sugar and if lite food is a good diet aid.It's interesting but nothing stellar revealed here, one more for people new to the idea that not everything is obvious from labels.