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BaD Jul 5, 2020 - Sweets

5/31 Blythe A Day

 

A DIP INTO HISTORY

We can trace the origins of confectionery back to about 2000BC when the ancient Egyptians satisfied their cravings for something sweet by combining fruits and nuts with honey. Liquorice juice, extracted from the root of the leguminous ‘Sweet Root’, is known to have been used for medicinal purposes at the same time. The forerunner of today’s Turkish delight was an uncompromising confection of boiled grape juice and starch cut into squares. Over 3000 years ago the Aztecs in Mexico used the cocoa bean to make a bitter drink. However, it took 1500 years before that drink would be sweetened with sugar.

 

www.sweetandnostalgic.co.uk/history-of-sweets-4-w.asp

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Taken on July 5, 2020