Saturday, February 22, 2014

Nanodinner

A fascinating article at Popular Mechanics informs us that nanoparticle technology is not only here, but it's in our food!  Cool! I say.  Here's an excerpt:
The most commonly used nanoparticle in foods is titanium dioxide. It's used to make foods such as yogurt and coconut flakes look as white as possible, provide opacity to other food colorings, and prevent ingredients from caking up. Nanotech isn't just about aesthetics, however. The biggest potential use for this method involves improving the nutritional value of foods.
Nanoparticle technology is also involved in the packaging of food products, and it can do some really cool things.  Click here to read the entire article.  And enjoy your dinner tonight!