WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2023 — What does it mean to have “cooked” something? Is heat the only way to break down proteins and transform raw ingredients? If you love ceviche, you know that’s not true … but how exactly does ceviche get “cooked?”

No heat source is used, but it still undergoes a process in which proteins are denatured. We’re taking a closer look at proteins, how they denature and what that means for the food on your plate.

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Executive Producer: Matthew Radcliff

Producers: Elaine Seward Andrew Sobey Darren Weaver

Writer: Alex Dainis, PhD Host: Alex Dainis

Scientific consultants: Joe Regenstein, PhD Leila Duman, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD