October 22 – Today’s Food History
This Day in Food History
National Nut Day
1843 Stephen Moulton Babcock was born. He developed a test to measure the fat content of milk, which which helped improve the quality of commercial dairy production.
1896 Charles Glen King was born. King was a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He extracted and isolated it from lemon juice.
1981 The FDA approved the artificial sweetener Aspartame (NutraSweet) for tabletop use.