Why Is Root Beer Called Root Beer? 

Root beer is made from water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel coloring, and flavorings, both natural and artificial. 

The distinctive flavor of root beer, on the other hand, is derived from sassafras, a tree root that is indigenous to the United States. 

Native Americans have a long history of using it as a medicinal herb for a variety of purposes, ranging from curing fever to providing first aid. 

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After that, it was utilized in the production of gum and even toothpaste. 

Vanilla, molasses, sarsaparilla, wintergreen, honey, cinnamon, allspice, licorice root, 

and a wide variety of other spices and medicinal compounds that were popular during  

that time period were some of the components that were used in root beer when it was first created all those years ago. 

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