We know that sugar is a big part of candy, ice cream, and sweet drinks, but did you know that added sugars are included in 3/4 of the 600,000+ products found in the average grocery store? And that it can go by 56 different names?
Watch this super useful TED Ed by Robert Lustig, with animation by The Tremendousness Collective, to learn more about the different kinds of sugar inside the foods that we eat, and how it interacts with our bodies: Sugar: Hiding in plain sight.
Related watching: The Cook’s Atelier, China’s farm to table movement, How Gardening Enables Interdisciplinary Learning, and more TED Ed videos.
How many smells can you identify? Which ones are your favorites and which ones do you really not like? Stop and make a list, because it’ll be an amazingly long and diverse list.
As it turns out, adults can distinguish around 10,000 different smells. And these smells not only trigger our memories but can also change the way our foods taste. (Give this classic apple vs potato experiment a spin.)
From journalist Rose Eveleth and animator Igor Coric, find out how powerful your nose is and what’s going on inside of it in this excellent TED-Ed: How Do We Smell?
There’s more TED-Ed in the archives.