Eva Ekeblad Facts: Google Doodle Celebrates Swedish Scientist On 293rd Birthday

Eva Ekeblad Facts: Google Doodle Celebrates Swedish Scientist On 293rd Birthday”

She helped move potatoes out of the greenhouse for mass-scale productions.

Ekeblad was born on July 10 in 1724 in the Sweedish capital Stockholm. She discovered to make flour and alcohols from potatoes.

When she was 16-years-old, Ekeblad was married off to Count Claes Claesson Ekeblad, who was twice her age, and had seven children. Ekeblad was the first woman agronomist who discovered how to extract starch from potatoes. "Her discovery helped reduce starvation in years to come", Google wrote in its description of the doodle. Earlier, alcohol products, especially Vodka, was made only from wheat, rye and barley.

Ekeblad is credited with popularizing the consumption of potatoes in Sweden. Her achievements earned her a spot in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1748 - the same organization that awards Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry.

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Although the crop had been around for almost a century, it had only been grown in the greenhouses of the aristocracy in the Scandinavian country.

Although she lived until 1786 and continued to experiment and hold an influential position in Swedish aristocratic society, her membership of the Royal Academy of Sciences was reduced to an honorary membership in 1751. Meitner then moved to Sweden and gained citizenship in 1951 making her the first Swedish female member of the academy for 200 years.

"The next woman recognised in those ranks would come 203 years later", Google added.

Ekeblad was a scientist whose innovation through research in taking out starch from potatoes to make flour surfaced the way for vodka extraction which is a reason for festivity through Europe. She also discovered a method of bleaching cotton textile with soap and replaced some risky ingredients in cosmetics with potato flour.

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