Food Chemistry Quiz

See How Much You Know About Food Chemistry

Take a food chemistry quiz to see how much you know about molecules in food and how they react with each other.
Take a food chemistry quiz to see how much you know about molecules in food and how they react with each other. px photography / Getty Images

1. Table sugar is which type of sugar?

2. Regular coffee, tea, and cola all contain which stimulant?

3. Sodium bicarbonate is commonly used in cooking as:

4. A tomato gets its red color from:

5. Leafy vegetables get most of their green color from:

6. The bubbles in champagne and soda are:

7. Hot peppers get their heat from:

9. When you chop onions, your eyes can burn because a chemical reaction produces:

Food Chemistry Quiz

You got: % Correct. Food Chemistry Failure

I got Food Chemistry Failure. Food Chemistry Quiz
It's good to understand food chemistry because it helps you choose foods that are healthy.. Peter Dazeley / Getty Images

Food chemistry isn't your thing, but if you learn more about it, you'll be a better cook and will be prepared to make informed choices about the foods you buy and eat.

Where to start? Learn the difference between baking powder and baking soda and how to substitute one for the other. You could also learn chemistry by performing experiments. Here's a collection of kitchen science experiments to try.

If you're ready for another quiz, see whether you can tell real elements and fake ones apart.

Food Chemistry Quiz

You got: % Correct. Fairly Knowledgeable About Food Chemistry

I got Fairly Knowledgeable About Food Chemistry. Food Chemistry Quiz
Understanding food chemistry can help improve your cooking and your health.. Tooga / Getty Images

You did pretty well on the food chemistry quiz, but if you learn more about the molecules in food you'll be able to hone your cooking skills and shop smarter at the grocery store.

Where should you go next? If you didn't know already, here's a list of fruits that ruin a gelatin dessert by preventing it from setting. You can also brush up on the chemical compounds in superfoods that make them especially good for you.

Ready for another quiz? Let's see whether you're safe or dangerous in the science laboratory.

Food Chemistry Quiz

You got: % Correct. Future Food Chemist

I got Future Food Chemist. Food Chemistry Quiz
Knowing about the chemicals in food is an important part of choosing a healthy lifestyle.. Neil Webb / Getty Images

Congratulations! You did great on this food chemistry quiz. Chances are good you're an excellent cook and understand food labels and how to use them to make informed choices when you're shopping. Your interest in food science could even lead to an interesting career as a food chemist.

Now, you seem to know a lot about food chemistry, but do you know which foods are naturally radioactive? You can also brush up on the most common and worst chemical additives in food.

If you're up for another quiz, see if you know the answers to these chemistry trivia questions.