The Food Detectives

The Food Detectives Series 2 is a 13-part original food/entertainment series that explores the food we eat every day. Each week, host Nikki Muller examines the truths, debunks the myths and provides food for thought about the meals we love.

Salad is the healthiest dish in the menu, right? Well, not always. Can a salad be more dangerous than a burger? What are the unseen dangers of pre-bagged salads? What diseases may be lurking on those leafy greens? And a big salad dressing red alert: they’re loaded with fat, salt, and harmful chemicals you had no idea of.

Ep 1 Is Your Salad Trying To Kill You?
24 mins

Salad is the healthiest dish in the menu, right? Well, not always. Can a salad be more dangerous than a burger? What are the unseen dangers of pre-bagged salads? What diseases may be lurking on those leafy greens? And a big salad dressing red alert: they’re loaded with fat, salt, and harmful chemicals you had no idea of.

Ep 1 Is Your Salad Trying To Kill You?

Salad is the healthiest dish in the menu, right? Well, not always. Can a salad be more dangerous than a burger? What are the unseen dangers of pre-bagged salads? What diseases may be lurking on those leafy greens? And a big salad dressing red alert: they’re loaded with fat, salt, and harmful chemicals you had no idea of.

Ep 2 Food And Love
23 mins

We all know the story: a friend who disappears for a month, only to emerge newly coupled and minus ten pounds. Or the friend who gets hitched and then develops a belly. What appears to be an individual phenomenon is actually deep seated in our social and psychological behavior. Food and love are inexorably linked, thanks to a complex hormonal reaction that affects our emotional attachments to love ones -- and our need for food. Why do we ...

Ep 2 Food And Love

We all know the story: a friend who disappears for a month, only to emerge newly coupled and minus ten pounds. Or the friend who gets hitched and then develops a belly. What appears to be an individual phenomenon is actually deep seated in our social and psychological behavior. Food and love are inexorably linked, thanks to a complex hormonal reaction that affects our emotional attachments to love ones -- and our need for food. Why do we ...

Ep 3 The Secret Power Of Food
22 mins

We all know that food is good for you… But what other uses can food and food products have on other aspects of your life? How can food help you out on your household? Tomatoes, mayonnaise, salt, coffee, what can they do for you? Is vinegar the ultimate household helper? How can food make you look better? And how can your kitchen trash be of good use?

Ep 3 The Secret Power Of Food

We all know that food is good for you… But what other uses can food and food products have on other aspects of your life? How can food help you out on your household? Tomatoes, mayonnaise, salt, coffee, what can they do for you? Is vinegar the ultimate household helper? How can food make you look better? And how can your kitchen trash be of good use?

Ep 4 Smile If You Can – Food And Your Teeth
22 mins

Most people overlook their teeth health when talking about a healthy diet. So, how important is taking care of your teeth? How can your diet affect your gums and teeth? What are you doing wrong? What are the worst offenders? What unexpected foods are ruining your teeth? How does a healthy mouth affect your digestion? What food can stain your teeth? And how can food keep your teeth shiny, healthy and white? Watch, learn and smile.

Ep 4 Smile If You Can – Food And Your Teeth

Most people overlook their teeth health when talking about a healthy diet. So, how important is taking care of your teeth? How can your diet affect your gums and teeth? What are you doing wrong? What are the worst offenders? What unexpected foods are ruining your teeth? How does a healthy mouth affect your digestion? What food can stain your teeth? And how can food keep your teeth shiny, healthy and white? Watch, learn and smile.

Ep 5 The Belly Bursting World Of Competitive Eating
22 mins

Are you capable of eating a 3-kilogram burger? How much chilli can you have in order to win a prize? How many satays can you eat in 20 minutes to get a free meal? There are some amazing food athletes out there. But what are the consequences of competitive eating? How does the human body cope with a monumental amount of food? What are the dangers? Can you actually die from overeating?

Ep 5 The Belly Bursting World Of Competitive Eating

Are you capable of eating a 3-kilogram burger? How much chilli can you have in order to win a prize? How many satays can you eat in 20 minutes to get a free meal? There are some amazing food athletes out there. But what are the consequences of competitive eating? How does the human body cope with a monumental amount of food? What are the dangers? Can you actually die from overeating?

Ep 6 The Beer Vs Wine Battle
22 mins

Having a drink is something to be enjoyed, and in moderation may be good for our health - the latest news is that a glass or two of wine may help prevent bowel cancer. So what exactly is in your favorite tipple and when do the benefits of drinking end, and the risks start? Is red wine really better for you than a beer? Fine Wine: is it really so divine? Can people tell the difference? Good Beer: is it really bone and kidney healthy? Does ...

Ep 6 The Beer Vs Wine Battle

Having a drink is something to be enjoyed, and in moderation may be good for our health - the latest news is that a glass or two of wine may help prevent bowel cancer. So what exactly is in your favorite tipple and when do the benefits of drinking end, and the risks start? Is red wine really better for you than a beer? Fine Wine: is it really so divine? Can people tell the difference? Good Beer: is it really bone and kidney healthy? Does ...

Ep 7 Food Up In The Air
23 mins

We go behind the scenes in one of the most secretive and mysterious kitchens: the airplane! We’ll show you how your food is prepared from creating the menu to serving onboard. Are there any dangers in consuming airplane food? Is the water on a plane safe to drink? What should you eat and what you should avoid while on a flight? Is alcohol really more potent while on a plane? Does it help you sleep or dehydrate you even more? What should you ...

Ep 7 Food Up In The Air

We go behind the scenes in one of the most secretive and mysterious kitchens: the airplane! We’ll show you how your food is prepared from creating the menu to serving onboard. Are there any dangers in consuming airplane food? Is the water on a plane safe to drink? What should you eat and what you should avoid while on a flight? Is alcohol really more potent while on a plane? Does it help you sleep or dehydrate you even more? What should you ...

Ep 8 How To Escape From A Deadly Meal
23 mins

Salmonella, E.coli, amoebas, food poisoning, tapeworms, toxins, parasites, viruses… The list goes on and on… How are we supposed to survive the multitude of menaces that are lurking on our food? What sort of precautions should we take to avoid being sick? How to properly cook your food to prevent contamination? What are the biggest culprits? Seafood? Pork? Where are the germs hiding? What are the big mistakes you are making when cooking and ...

Ep 8 How To Escape From A Deadly Meal

Salmonella, E.coli, amoebas, food poisoning, tapeworms, toxins, parasites, viruses… The list goes on and on… How are we supposed to survive the multitude of menaces that are lurking on our food? What sort of precautions should we take to avoid being sick? How to properly cook your food to prevent contamination? What are the biggest culprits? Seafood? Pork? Where are the germs hiding? What are the big mistakes you are making when cooking and ...

Ep 9 Scary Food Tales
22 mins

Have you ever heard of that story where someone found a sliced rat in a sliced bread packaging? Yes, that’s true. And did you know some of your food can legally contain maggots, rodent hair, and insect eggs? Yuck! More importantly, how does it affect your health? And more: fruits and vegetables are losing their nutrients! Food dyes can alter your kids’ behavior! Forty-two percent of raw supermarket chicken is contaminated! What is true and ...

Ep 9 Scary Food Tales

Have you ever heard of that story where someone found a sliced rat in a sliced bread packaging? Yes, that’s true. And did you know some of your food can legally contain maggots, rodent hair, and insect eggs? Yuck! More importantly, how does it affect your health? And more: fruits and vegetables are losing their nutrients! Food dyes can alter your kids’ behavior! Forty-two percent of raw supermarket chicken is contaminated! What is true and ...

Ep 10 Cracking Food Myths
23 mins

Food myths are so pervasive in modern culture that is hard to differentiate fact from fiction. We shine light into some of the common myths that are perpetuated and perceived as truth.

Ep 10 Cracking Food Myths

Food myths are so pervasive in modern culture that is hard to differentiate fact from fiction. We shine light into some of the common myths that are perpetuated and perceived as truth.

Ep 11 Food Wastage
24 mins

Imagine if a third of all your time, money and effort achieved nothing. This is the reality for farmers around the world, because one-third of all the food produced is wasted. In Singapore, 788,600 tonnes of food waste were generated in 2014. This means each Singaporean discarded some 145 kg of food last year. Most people associate food waste with overconsumption. The East, South and South-east Asia make up about 40 per cent of total global ...

Ep 11 Food Wastage

Imagine if a third of all your time, money and effort achieved nothing. This is the reality for farmers around the world, because one-third of all the food produced is wasted. In Singapore, 788,600 tonnes of food waste were generated in 2014. This means each Singaporean discarded some 145 kg of food last year. Most people associate food waste with overconsumption. The East, South and South-east Asia make up about 40 per cent of total global ...

Ep 12 Amazing Kitchen Gadgets Deconstructed
23 mins

Your kitchen is flooded with gadgets and tools. Every other day a new and fancy kitchen gadget hits the shelves. They promise to be a better, easier and healthier way of cooking… we investigate and scrutinise these promises so you get the definite answer. Is an air fryer really healthier? Is a slow juicer better than a regular juicer? Is the steamer the ultimate health food machine? Do you need a fancy grill to cook your meat perfectly? Do ...

Ep 12 Amazing Kitchen Gadgets Deconstructed

Your kitchen is flooded with gadgets and tools. Every other day a new and fancy kitchen gadget hits the shelves. They promise to be a better, easier and healthier way of cooking… we investigate and scrutinise these promises so you get the definite answer. Is an air fryer really healthier? Is a slow juicer better than a regular juicer? Is the steamer the ultimate health food machine? Do you need a fancy grill to cook your meat perfectly? Do ...

Ep 13 The Vitamin Myth
23 mins

One wouldn’t take an antibiotic without being sick, but for some reason lots of people are taking vitamins despite having no deficiencies at all. Nutrition experts say all we need is typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Who’s right, who’s wrong? Are vitamins a magical pill or just scam in a bottle? Could they do the opposite and actually harm you? We will ...

Ep 13 The Vitamin Myth

One wouldn’t take an antibiotic without being sick, but for some reason lots of people are taking vitamins despite having no deficiencies at all. Nutrition experts say all we need is typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Who’s right, who’s wrong? Are vitamins a magical pill or just scam in a bottle? Could they do the opposite and actually harm you? We will ...

Additional Information

The Food Detectives S3
Released2015
Genresinfo-ed
Seasons3
Parental guidance advised for young children