This article answers 17 questions about food that most people didn’t know or didn’t even think to know. The answers for the questions are chemically inspired, covering topics from capsaicin in spicy foods to globular proteins in eggs that allow them to physically change when heated. I find it really interesting that so many questions about food can be answered on a chemical level. Most of the questions refer to household knowledge that is indisputable, but the answers are not something that a lot of people would know. It is an interesting article and includes lots of topics we have discussed in class.
Question: What other question/answer about food (involving chemistry) do you know?