The Meal Deal Home cooking • Sort the foods that follow into two groups - foods we normally eat without cooking and those that we normally cook first. • Some foods may appear in both groups. • Rice is eaten by more humans than any other food. • 20% of all human energy comes from rice. • Where does rice come from? • Would you eat raw rice grains? Why? Why not? • What do we do to make rice nicer to eat? • Add a drop of iodine solution to a food. If it contains starch the food turns a blue-black colour. • Boil the dissolved food with 1ml of Benedict’s solution in a water bath for 5 minutes. The colour tells you how much sugar is present. • How does cooking affect the food chemicals in rice? • How can you make sure your results: - are reliable? - can be shared with other researchers?