Kitchen Hacks With The Help Of Chemistry

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Kitchen hacks are all over the internet, but how many of them are backed by science? Thanks to chemistry, we have it on good authority that there are easy ways to make starchy grains less of a carb bomb, keep apples from going brown as fast, and make meat cook up extra-tender. Check them out in the video below.

Chemistry Life Hacks: Food Edition

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The Surprising Benefit Of Reheating Pasta

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. When you eat a carbohydrate, your body breaks it down into simple sugars and your blood glucose spikes. 00:47

  2. Cooling down cooked pasta seems to make it resistant to the enzymes that break down carbs. 01:24

  3. In one experiment, reheated pasta caused an even smaller glucose spike than cooled pasta. 02:27

Written by Curiosity Staff June 9, 2017