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Does Processed Food Produce Gas?

Does Processed Food Produce Gas? | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Ever wonder if processed foods produce gas? Let's find out! In this experiment, we'll compare fresh and processed foods to see if they produce gas when exposed to heat and vinegar.


The hypothesis is that processed foods will produce gases.

Method & Materials

You will compare fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, simulate digestion with vinegar and heat, and measure the amount of gas generated with a balloon.
You will need fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, vinegar, heat, and a balloon.


The results show that processed foods do produce a small amount of gas. The processed corn and string beans did produce a small amount of gas.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how processed foods can produce gas, even when exposed to heat and vinegar.

Also Consider

Variations to consider include testing different types of processed foods, or testing different temperatures and amounts of vinegar.

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