Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division

ACS Webinar: Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science

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Thursday September 11, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science


Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 2-3pm ET


You’d be hard pressed to find a dish that doesn’t contain garlic or onions. Even the world’s oldest cookbook has them listed as ingredients. Tune in as Dr. Eric Block explains the colorful history of alliums as well as the science of why they make us cry, give us horrible breath and taste so wonderful.

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What You Will Learn


How sulfur plays a remarkable role in nature, in everyday kitchen and garden chemistry, as well as in the laboratory

How the natural defensive properties of Allium organosulfur compounds have been used to develop a potent environmentally benign pesticide

How garlic-derived compounds have gone from components of health supplements of questionable value to promising drugs for treatment of deadly cancers


Webinar Details


Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 2-3pm ET

Fee: Free to Attend

Download Slides: Available on the Day of Broadcast

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