Infographic: Chemistry of Food

While it’s easy to solely view food as objects we consume and digest, there is a chemistry behind why they are the way they are.

By Maggie Swofford, Contributor

Chemistry isn’t reserved for weird chemical reactions in a lab with people wearing white lab coats, it surrounds us everywhere. A place that we can find it daily is in our routine of nourishment: in our food. These infographics explain the mysterious and wonderful attributes that come from our favorite foods, illuminating the chemical reasons our bodies enjoy certain foods like lemonade, chocolate or even that spiciness from a chili pepper.

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