Eons

How We Figured Out Fermentation

Season 3 Episode 16 | 9m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

Thanks to a recent adaptation, instead of getting sick from the boozy, fermented fruits, one of our primate ancestors could digest them safely, and get more calories at the same time. This new superpower would open up a whole new nutritional landscape for us: fermented foods.

Aired: 11/16/20

Rating: NR

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