Fun Food Trivia
TRIVIA QUESTION: My name comes from a Sanskrit term meaning "horn-shaped." In the west I am used mainly in sweets - in fact, Queen Elizabeth I is reputed to have invented a type of cookie that bears my name. However, I have been a staple in Chinese soups and stir-fries for thousands of years. What am I?
TRIVIA ANSWER: Ginger. In addition to being valued for its unique flavor, ginger is thought to have medicinal properties, particularly as a digestive aid. It is also used to treat common colds, as ginger is rich in Vitamin C. Queen Elizabeth I is credited with inventing the gingerbread man.