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Google honours Swedish scientist Eva Ekeblad with a doodle on her 239th birth anniversary
The internet search engine giant has honoured the work of woman scientist Eva Ekeblad from Sweden on its home page today that led to extraction of alcohol and flour from potatoes. It is the 293th birth anniversary of the scientist today.

The doodle logo has been depicted with letter written in black on a wooden plank with one O showing the side profile of the scientist and in the second O wheat flour has been shown.

Ekeblad was born on July 10 in 1724 in the Sweedish capital Stockholm. She became a noted agronomist, scientist, salonist and noble of the country through her hard work and devotion to scientific experimentation.

She came into prominence for her discovery of extraction of flour and alcohol out of potatoes to become the first female member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

She was just 22 when she informed the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences about her discovery and won recognition.

She extracted starch from potatoes and made alcohols like potato wine, moonshine and vodka. She also demonstrated for the first time that potatoes could be converted into flour after they were cooked, crushed and dried up.

She died on the 15th of May in 1786 in Lidkoping in Sweden. She also wrote books on children, learning and numbers. However, it was her discoveries that changed the eating and drinking habits throughout the Western world.

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