The pill is part of what exactly is called the candy , dragees were undoubtedly created in the ancient Greece , and also by the Romans, that before Christ, it is recorded that Julius Dragatus confectioner Roman left , plummeting inadvertently almond
within a jar of honey, and in by doing this he could have discovered how to make sugared almonds. The illustrious family of patrician Fabius might have then been carried away by Julius Dragatus for the baptism of his son, Quintus. Dragees are then called in Italy , the “dragati” those of Rome , had acquired throughout the birth . Coated tablets were then produced based on honey , spices, almonds, walnuts. Therefore favors were granted in significant ceremonies of the day, public or private, at weddings, baptisms, etc … Subsequently, dragees were produced during the Middle Ages based sap of the shaft Asia , the pill of the center Ages, had been a treat created of fruit preserved in glucose, almonds, pistachios, this supplement, it added more spices these, coriander, anise, ginger etc … Dragees, had a notoriety of facilitating digestion, purify the breath , fight sterility , to have healing, rejuvenating etc … the tablet probably does not like the tablet that we understand now. It was not until the Crusades , for the sugar cane and sugar beet, appeared in France, through returning Crusaders from all the Eastern. Were provided at that time of the center Ages , dragees to those during the sacrament of a king, class kids, the day of the new year is even the king Louis XIV, who had taken the initiative, mentioned that during the Coronation of Napoleon in 1806, there were triumphal arches which were designed with dragees. The town of Verdun then became the capital of the drug in France, through an apothecary, that in the thirteenth, in 1220, the archives of the town testify. Colbert , who was a man of Mazarin , as well as a devotee of Louis XIV , Controller of Finance of France , wrote in 1660, “We made Verdun big trade favors. ” Therefore dragees, failed to start today! However dragees are often on and always, at births and christenings, communions and weddings . Marketplace, we find all types of sweets, the chocolate , almonds, dragees all colors, favors all forms. The custom continues and the supplement is far from over.