Marshmallow is not only candy
Marshmallow is a foamed candy made of gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, water, also eggs, glucose, and food coloring. In some countries, people tento to roast marshmallows over fire, much like roast sausages in Slovakia.
It is said that the ancestor of this famous foam candy was the plant Althaea officinalis. The ancient Egyptians used a soft spongy plant that was cooked in sugar syrup or honey to make it chewy. In the 19th century French manufacturers made fluffy confectionery that resembled today’s marshmallow. As extraction from the plant was quite difficult, manufacturers were looking for an alternative way to create a foam confection. They replaced plant juice with gelatin and egg white. In 1948, production was automated and the production of marshmallow as we know it today began.
Currently you can find marshmallow in a variety of colors, shapes, flavors, even in a spreadable version.
Marshmallow foam candies are popular sweets almost all over the world. Even though it is not a diet snack, from time to time we will all indulge in it. Few know, however, that these wonderful candies can serve a different purpose in addition to sweet indulging.
Pleasant medicine for irritated throat
In the case of throat pain, we usually reach for hard medicine candies from the pharmacy. Marshmallow has a soft consistency and acts on the irritated throat as a balsam. Thanks to the gelatin it contains, it soothes and relieves throat pain. Marshmallow should be chewed before swallowing to release gelatin.
Especially confectioners know that marshmallow is an excellent glue in the preparation of sweet desserts, whose parts not only firmly connects, but also give them a great taste. To get the sweet glue, melt the marshmallow and use it as needed. You can shape sweet ornaments from the melted mass.
Marshmallow can also be used as icing, for example on the muffins and without any complex work. Just place the marshmallow on the cake and put in the oven.
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