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Which foods and drinks are banned in space?

Asked by E. Barnes, Last updated: Dec 26, 2019

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T. Perez

T. Perez

Answered Jun 05, 2018

There is no food that is exactly banned in space. A lot of food is discouraged from being taken in space. There are strategic reasons for not taking such foods to space or simple astronauts crying that they taste better on Earth. Bread: Didn’t expect this, did you? Well, your space journey definitely won’t have ham sandwiches on the menu. Bread isn’t taken due to zero gravity’s behavior. Small Breadcrumbs might get into...Read More
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J. Shatner

J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Jul 19, 2018

There are a number of foods that are banned in space for different reasons. The first of which is bread and similar products. The reason for this ban is because crumbs can break off and float away into astronauts' eyes and interfere with equipment. Soda is also banned, they are hard to ingest and once they have been swallowed they tend to make astronauts vomit when burping due to the gas. Salt, pepper and spices are banned for the same reason bread is. Fresh milk is not allowed becaus...Read More
 

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