Did you know that long ago marshmallows were made with the MARSHMALLOW PLANT!?!
Althaea officinalis, or marsh-mallow,is a perennial species indigenous to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa, which is used in herbalism and as an ornamental plant. A confection made from the root since ancient Egyptian times evolved into today's marshmallow treat, but most modern marshmallow treats no longer contain any marsh-mallow root. (Wikipedia)