Topics for explainer videos are infinite!There is so much to explain about the world we live in – like history, science, and unusual topics. So, let’s consider a few fascinating subjects, a few serious issues and a few fun things that will be great food topics for explainer videos.
Seven Great Food Topics for Explainer Videos
Most parents know that this is a tough one: getting the kids to eat those veggies! But is it really that important to eat vegetables? The mere fact that we insist that kids eat them (and even go to immeasurable lengths to disguise the vegetables so that they are consumed unwittingly) shows that there must be some health benefit expectations! Indeed, vegetables provide nutrients vital for the maintenance of the body. People who eat lots of vegetables, as part of a healthy diet, are less prone to chronic diseases. And the greater the variety, the greater the benefits! Vegetables are low in fat and high in fiber. Moreover, they contain a treasure chest of vitamins and minerals. The health benefits of eating plenty of vegetables are a great topic for an explainer video.
Oh soooo delicious – the food of the gods! Yes, we are talking about Theobroma cacao, or for those of us who are not Mayan, chocolate! For centuries, people have enjoyed the rich flavor of chocolate, a product made from cacao beans. But how do cacao beans eventually become a creamy bar of chocolate, or a hot chocolate drink? We are, after all, talking about seeds that have an intense bitter taste! These go through a complicated process of fermentation, cleaning, drying and roasting. And after all that we still do not have a chocolate bar…! Chocolate is a topic that seriously needs an explainer video so that we can appreciate the food of the gods even more!
In 1977 the first Chia Pet figurine was marketed in the USA. When watered, the chia seeds, hidden in the clay, sprout to form a covering that resembles fur. But this is not what chia is all about. No, the tiny chia seeds are packed with power – they are actually edible! The crop was widely cultivated by the Aztecs and was a staple food for Mesoamerican cultures. The seeds are rich in nutrients. For example, they are a good source of thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and folate. They are also rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. Today, many people are rediscovering this super food. So, why not make an explainer video so that we can all begin to reap the benefits of chia seeds?
No, they are not the fingers of fish that have been cut off and coated with crumbs! In America we talk about fish sticks, but in Britain the popular bread crumbed frozen bricks of fish are called fish fingers. The American version was invented in the 1920’s. The first fish finger in Britain was launched in the 1950´s. It was a resounding success, with 600 tons of fish fingers eaten in the first year! Today, literally millions of fish fingers are sold each day! How are these fish fingers made? An explainer video can shed an interesting light on this fascinating food topic!
They can balance cholesterol levels, boost the immune system, prevent cancer, improve digestive function, help with weight loss, improve heart health, increase cognitive function, increase skin health, prevent dehydration, prevent anaemia…the list goes on! We are talking about nuts! But, there is also a serious downside: nuts can be very dangerous to those with nut allergies! Allergic reactions to nuts can range from mild to extremely severe, to being fatal! An explainer video may reveal what really happens in our bodies when we eat nuts.
And now let’s consider another nut… Is it actually a nut? No, peanuts are not really nuts, but legumes. They contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. However, there are also nasty rumors about peanuts! Aflatoxin has been found in peanuts! This is a potent carcinogen, known to cause liver cancer. Aflatoxin is produced by certain strains of mold that grow on peanuts stored in warm, humid silos. So, how concerned should we be? Are health authorities checking crops for aflatoxin and controlling its levels in peanuts? Should we stop putting peanut butter on our sandwiches? This seriously needs an explainer video to tell all there is to know about eating peanuts!
Gazpacho is a cold soup made of raw blended vegetables. It is very popular in Spain. Gazpacho was originally brought to Spain by the Romans, who made the soup with bread, olive oil, water and garlic. Later, vinegar was also added. Then, during the 19th century, tomatoes were added – this gave gazpacho its typical red color. This tomato version spread internationally. However, there is much more to explain about gazpacho: how it was traditionally made with a mortar and pestle, the unglazed earthenware pot used to keep it cool and, of course, the many modern variations of gazpacho! Indeed a great topic for an explainer video!