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Sweets the Ancient Egyptians had

Posted by seshdotcom on June 22, 2009

The Egyptians loved sweets: sweetened beer
and wine, and marshmallows and licorice.
Among the world’s oldest sweets, marshmallow
confections date back to 2000 B.C.E. Egyptians
made a honey-based candy flavored and thickened
with the sweet, sticky sap from the roots
of the marshmallow (Althaea officinalis), a plant
with hollyhock-like flowers that grew wild in
salt marshes and in wetlands around the Nile.
This special delicacy was said to be reserved for
royalty, and for offerings to the gods. Until the
mid-1800s, marshmallow candies still included
many of the same ingredients the Egyptians
used. In modern marshmallow recipes, gelatin
or gum arabic replaces plant sap.

Marshmallows were very famous they used sap which is a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant instead of Gelatin that is used nowadays..

Sample Picture of Marshmallows

Sample Picture of Marshmallows

It was told in many books that  the Egyptians loved sweets beer and wine, and marshmallows and licorice(A Black Flavoured Candy).Among the world’s oldest sweets, marshmallow confections date back to 2000 B.C————————->Egyptians made a honey-based candy flavored and thickened with the sweet, sticky sap from the roots of the marshmallow,a plant with hollyhock(Very Tall plants of Family called Genus Althea)-like flowers that grew wild in salt marshes and in wetlands around the Nile river. This is a very special food that signifies the symbol of royalty and these are offered to Gods as a Offering. In modern marshmallow recipes, gelatin or gum arabic replaces plant sap.

Even Physicians Used Honey and other Sweetened Stuffs for their Medicine:

Egyptian physicians also used honey and the sap of the marshmallow plant in medicines and potions, especially in remedies such as medicinal wines used to treat sore throats this was followed as a Very Common Practice during the 19th century.

There is one more famous thing that the Egyptians used very commonly in many potions and herbal medicines they exported to other parts of the World:

One other plant the Egyptians both enjoyed as a sweet and in medical potions was Licorice this was used for curing Lung Diseases

One Response to “Sweets the Ancient Egyptians had”

  1. ARETI PIFEA said


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