What's Really In Our

About The Show

TV3’s What’s Really In our Food? is back for another season, with a new presenter and another list of intriguing foods to investigate. Each week Carolyn Robinson will be opening our fridges, freezers and pantries to uncover the real science behind the fundamental foods we eat.

From the mussel farms of the Marlborough Sounds to the rice paddies of Australia, Carolyn has been busy traveling to find out where the food we eat originates and how it gets to our plates. What’s Really In Our Food? continues to debunk common myths and misunderstandings surrounding nutrition, and looks at any other health benefits or risks that could stem from the food we eat every day.

Each week we dissect a different food and this year the line up includes some of our household favourites including Ice Cream, Beer, Berries, Pork, Oil, Rice and Noodles to name just a few.

We ask the questions most of us do working through the shopping list, such as are berries really a super food or is it just marketing hype? We know about the fat and the sugar but is there any nutritional benefit to Ice Cream? Is there anything apart from a beer gut to be worried about when it comes to drinking beer? In an episode on Shellfish, we reveal if it’s worth shelling out on oysters to improve a romantic evening - and watching our Oil episode will make you think twice about eating from the family BBQ every night. Carolyn also investigates where the pork industry is at when it comes to pig welfare after a controversial few years.

In this series, we have more expert opinion to help us understand the latest food research. We also continue to translate the bewildering labels and chemicals listed on the back of food packaging, and conduct our own lab tests on popular products to test for nutrition and expose anything else that shouldn’t be in there.

If you want to know what food really does to our bodies, the fascinating Human Experiments will tell you. In the return of this popular segment, Carolyn puts some of the scientific theories to the test using brave volunteers. Will the foods we give them make them healthier, unhealthier, slower or smarter? We’ll see what a diet of instant noodles does to the inner workings of a flat of students and in a shellfish experiment on brain function, Carolyn recruits four well known faces from the ‘7 days’ show to see if a diet of mussels helps them better remember their jokes. In our beans episode, we’re finding out if there is anything you can do to make children want to eat their greens!

Join us for another season of the show that is for anyone who eats!