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Old 05-15-2017, 07:59 AM   #1
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Has anyone made any wine from marshmallow? I believe that the leaves and roots are sometimes used for food flavorings but more typically the plant is used medicinally - and can interact with certain medications (and can affect (reduce) blood sugar) according to WebMd..) I have a few ounces of this plant and was wondering your thoughts on adding this to a mead...

 
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:29 PM   #2
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I used to make my kids' cough medicine with marshmallow root. I remember it being bitter.

I'm just curious to what end you would use it in wine? I can't imagine it would taste good, but then I am a noob, so what I don't know yet would fill several large volumes.

But FWIW I vote for the cough syrup.

 
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:33 PM   #3
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I thought that marshmallow tasted like the candy ... I am unfamiliar with the plant... just found it in my local natural food store

 
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:55 AM   #4
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My advice for anything you want to put into wine (and don't know what it tastes like) is to make a tea from it and give it a taste (assuming you know it's edible). It's certainly not exact since fermentation, alcohol, and other factors will extract and change the flavor of the finished wine. But at least it will give you an idea. Marshmallow the fluffy snack is just sugar and vanilla (and usually some other flavorings). I didn't even know there was a plant by the same name, so thanks for that info!
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:34 PM   #5
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David - Thanks for that suggestion. Makes a great deal of sense.

 
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