Timmersomethings Trivia Blog: Gentlemen Prefer Ginger.

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE


QUOTE: "We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are."

HINT: (1904-1974), American author and a pioneer in the fledgling field of nutrition during the mid-20th century.

RANDOM TIDBITS


Ginger is a plant native to Asia. The warm, pungent, fragrant rhizome (enlarged underground stem) of this plant is used as a spice, either fresh or dried and powdered.

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Ginger is the dried knobby shaped root of the perennial herb Zingiber officinale. The plant grows two to three feet tall. Once the leaves of the plant die, the thick roots, about six inches long, are dug up.

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Research has shown that ginger is more effective than Dramamine in combating motion sickness.

From as early as the sixth century, B.C., people have used ginger for a variety of purposes. In ancient times, it was thought to have healing properties.

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During the Middle Ages, European ladies of the royal courts presented ginger to their knights prior to jousts. The ginger was meant to bring the knights luck.

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During the 15th century, gingerbread became a gift of love and respect. In the 1800s, ginger was commonly sprinkled on top of beer or ale, then stirred into the drink with a hot poker - thus the invention of ginger ale.

QUOTE: "We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are."

ANSWER: Adelle Davis.

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