tasty trivia

Saw a tv commercial with people roasting marshmallows over a campfire. (Geico Insurance commercial). Got to wondering “where do marshmallows come from?” “Why are they called marshmallows?”

Looked it up re google and here is what I found:

“Marshmallows come from the sweet sap of the 'Mallow' Plant that grows in salty marshes near large bodies of water and grow 2 to 4 feet high. The ancient Egyptians used the mallow root for making their candied delicacies for their Gods, Nobility and Pharaohs over 2000 years ago.” 

Huh. Pretty cool. Mallow, from a marsh. Marsh Mallow. Marshmallows. NOW it makes sense. Perfect sense. Apparently, it’s made sense for over 2,000 years, but very few people knew why. Now I know. Now YOU know.