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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 1 decade ago

Where do Marshmallows come from?

I'm actually really curious.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Egypt, originally. They invented them around 2000 BC. They were first made from the mallow plant (which grows in marshes, hence the name). Today, most people use gelatin, instead.

    Marshmellows are mostly sugar, corn syrup, and unflavored gelatin. You can make them at home. It's actually pretty easy, especially if you've ever made candy at home. And they taste better than storebought ones. There's are lots of recipes online... just google for them.

  • tedman
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Where Do Marshmallows Come From

  • Cister
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Marshmallows are incredibly cool -- not only do they taste good, but by lighting them you can create a great source of light in a dark campsite!

    Technically, marshmallows are a confection -- a candy. They've been around in the form we know them since the mid-1800s.

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    Marshmallows are actually a candy, and have existed in present-day form since the mid-1800s.

    They are called "marshmallows" because part of the early recipe called for sap from the root of the marshmallow plant.

    According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, a marshmallow is:

    1: a pink-flowered European perennial herb (Althaea officinalis) of the mallow family that is naturalized in the eastern U.S. and has a mucilaginous root sometimes used in confectionery and in medicine; 2: a confection made from the root of the marshmallow or from corn syrup, sugar, albumen, and gelatin beaten to a light spongy consistency

    That word "mucilaginous" means "jelly-like." Later, the root was replaced by gelatin, and that is how modern marshmallows are made.

  • Edith
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Read ingredients it should contain sugar and egg white or something many many years ago it came derived from a root of the marshplant but mini marshmallows are from when two marshmallows love eachother very much and decide to have babies

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are a form of candy. Check Martha Stewart or Ina Garten cookbooks for recipes.

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    5 years ago

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    Marshmallows are nasty! That texture is just wrong in my mouth!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Generally, they come from the store. However, there are those who believe they come from the planet Marshmal in the Lows galaxy and are imported by Smoreans..... LOL

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well,it is a very sweet land called marshland.seriously thy come from tons of processed sugar,some kind of gelatin...and i´, pretty sure they are an invention of USA.

  • 1 decade ago

    They are made from Gelatine, which is made from cows brains, hooves etc

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