Food Facts is a listing of articles that teaches you how all types of foods, drinks and diets work.
Paprika comes from the dried Capsicum annuum variety of red peppers, and can range in flavor from sweet to very hot.
Shallots belong to the same family as onions, leeks, scallions and garlic. They look like small, elongated onions but have a sweeter, milder flavor.
McDonald's cult-favorite sandwich is back on the menu. But what in the world is it anyway?
Capers are actually the flower buds of the caper bush. So where does all that flavor come from?
Is that pepper too hot to handle? See where it falls on the Scoville scale.
Heart of palm, with a similar taste and texture to artichoke heart, is a staple in Central and South America and a healthy addition to almost any menu.
We usually equate the Masters golf tournament with azaleas in the South. But this year because of the date change, it got us thinking about that pimento cheese sandwich, which it's famous for.
The Chicken of the Woods mushroom is jam-packed with protein and easy to spot with its bright orange color and ruffled edges.
This starchy, staple fruit that grows in the tropics has the potential to provide food security to millions. So what exactly is it and who's eating it?
What does it take to be a chief noodle officer? Top Ramen is hiring its first ever in honor of its 50th anniversary.
If Subway's bread is legally not bread, then what in the heck is it?
Canada isn't a country known for its cuisine. But there is one sandwich from Halifax with a cultlike following that you just have to try to believe.
If you've ever dreamt of living out 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' now's your chance — golden ticket hunt, winning a candy factory and all.
Cronk was a mildly alcoholic beverage, popular from about 1840 to 1910, that's once more being brewed and just might become a sensation again.
Sure, eating prunes can help you have regular bowel movements, but these sweet dried plums can also help you build — and maintain — strong bones.
The mint julep is as synonymous with the Kentucky Derby as big hats and seersucker suits. But how did this simple drink from the 1700s wind up at the world's most famous horse race?
This iconic cereal has a long and fun history. For instance, its original name wasn't even Cheerios.
Is the difference between soy sauce and tamari like the difference between ketchup and catsup – in name only? Not at all, and we'll tell you why.
Honey has been used as medicine for millennia and, in this century, the old remedies seem to be holding up to science.
Ube is a sweet species of yam that stands out because of its vivid purple color and sweet, creamy taste.
You crack open the fortune cookie at the end of your meal and ... well, it may not exactly tell your future, but who doesn't secretly hope it promises something fabulous?
Farro is a grain you may not be familiar with, but it's been around a long time, it's incredibly versatile and it's oh so good for you, so what's not to like?
Hot dogs are about as American as baseball and apple pie. You know you love them, but do you know what's actually in them?
One of the most expensive spices in the world, cardamom is native to India, Bhutan and Nepal and has a rich, intoxicating flavor used in sweet and savory dishes and teas worldwide.
The Maillard reaction is the scientific process that makes your steak (and other foods) taste and smell delicious. So, how does that work? We'll explain.