Looking at bananas, Jimmy Doherty looks at science to check what substance is the most effective to help fruit ripen faster.
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Jimmy's Food Factory, Series 1
Instant coffee, processed cheese, square sandwich ham - behind every supermarket product is a process and behind every process is a scientific breakthrough. In this entertaining and thought-provoking programme, farmer and TV personality Jimmy Doherty unpacks the science behind the food items we buy every day - from stay-fresh bread to soft scoop ice cream. Working from a makeshift science lab inside a barn, Jimmy carries out experiments to uncover the secrets of food technology. Exploding myths and revealing the little-known processes of food production, Jimmy's Food Factory will change the way you think about food.
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