Jimmy Doherty, Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbutt uncover remarkable industry secrets about the nation’s favourite springtime produce.
Chocoholic Kate heads on a pilgrimage to a cocoa farm in Ghana to find out if dark chocolate might be good for us. Is there any scientific truth behind the widespread belief that chemicals in the nation’s favourite treat have health benefits?
Meanwhile, Jimmy investigates why rabbit is stocked in supermarkets on the continent, but not in the UK. Does our association with keeping pet bunnies dampen demand from British shoppers? Food Unwrapped gets rare access to a rabbit farm in Spain to learn more about the industry.
Elsewhere, Matt goes on a real life egg hunt to find out more about double yolks. But with 1.5 million hens eggs laid every day at just one UK farm, he may need to use some special techniques to find the rare ‘double-yolkers’.
Also in the programme, Jimmy heads to Hampshire and discovers that the tender spring lamb served at Easter may be older than you think. Plus Kate ventures into the world of daffodil farming and finds out how these brightly coloured flowers could hold the key to treating Alzheimer’s disease.