Episode 6

The Genius of Ginger

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You may be surprised to learn that a common spice in your cupboard comes with a millennia-long story of use in food and medicine. Ginger has been used for everything from treating nausea to adding a delightful flavor to some tasty desserts! Due to its low cost and low toxicity, it has become a popular ingredient consumed across the globe. This spicy root comes with some big health-promoting potential!

About Cassandra Quave

Prof. Cassandra Quave is best known for her ground breaking research on the science of botanicals. Scientists in her research lab work to uncover some of nature’s deepest secrets as they search for new ways to fight life-threatening diseases, including antibiotic resistant infections. Working with a global network of scientists and healers, Cassandra and her team travel the world hunting for new plant ingredients, interviewing healers, and bringing plants back to the lab to study. Besides research, Cassandra is an award-winning teacher, and has developed and taught the college classes “Food, Health and Society” and “Botanical Medicine and Health” at Emory University.

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#ginger #herbaltea #rhizome #gingercandy #dessert #sustainable #spice #foodie #pharmacology #food #beverage #Quave #botany #Emory #science #STEM

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