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Jan 17, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

After almost four years in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, Iliyaas Muhammad returned to the Philadelphia area and noticed something was missing in American ginger ale: the ginger. During his time away, he'd grown accustomed to traditional beverages that were flavored with the root. So he decided to make his own.

Muhammad was encouraged by his wife, Hadia Muhammad, who was born and raised in Mali. The couple met while Iliyaas was serving in the Peace Corps, and she drew from her fam...