Have you ever wondered why steamed vegetables turn an even brighter green initially, but then will turn this dull green if you cook them too long?
Our love of sweetness is written directly into our genes. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Does searing meat at a high temperature when you first begin to cook it help to seal in the meat's juices, flavors, or nutrition?
Mmm, there's nothing like a fresh slice of watermelon until, oops, you just swallowed a seed!
Have you ever wondered why cannibalism isn’t more popular? Just think about it, each animal is made of a complex variety of chemical ingredients. As an animal, we can either try to assemble these ingredients haphazardly, eating other animals and plants and hoping these assorted meals will add up to exactly what we need. Or we can get all our essential nutrients in one complete package by dining on our next-door neighbor! Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Variety in color stimulates our appetites. The more colors thrown together, the more we eat. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
If you're watching your weight should you drink or eat your calories? Find out on this Moment of Science.
What is nutrigenomics? Find out on this Moment of Science.