Cooking can be a chemistry lesson in disguise. Looking to whip up tastier, fresher, and healthier snacks? Transform your kitchen into a culinary laboratory, with help from the American Chemical Society.

In the clip below, the scientific society's video team explains why coconut oil cuts the calories in a cup of rice, how lemon juice prevents fruit from browning, and how baking soda can be used to make a juicy chicken dinner without marinating the meat.