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                                          Marshmallow Facts

Marshmallow is a sweet confectionary food item mostly made of sugar. Ancient Egyptians were the first to enjoy this delicious treat. August 30 is the National Toasted Marshmallow Day. They were made from the mallow plant. They were introduced and popularized in the United States in the early 1900s. Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana is also known as the Marshmallow capital of the world. It is also the home for the Annual Marshmallow Festival. These confections come in many forms like: – solid, semi-liquid, creme etc. In other words, all marshmallows are aerated candies.

Quick Facts: –

  • They are typically made from sugar and corn starch. Sometimes, wheat starch is also used.
  • Earlier, this sweet treat was available only for Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt.
  • The first marshmallow extruding machine was invented in 1948 by an American inventor Alex Doumak.
  • It contains small amount of copper, are very high in carbohydrates but contains no fat.
  • On an average, Americans buy around 90 million pounds of marshmallows every year.
  • More than 50% of all sold marshmallows are toasted over a fire every year.
  • They generally come in white colour but other colours can be achieved through food colouring.
  • They are generally sold between the months of October and December.
  • They are great for toasting over a campfire as they go crispy on outside and gooey from inside.
  • The plant can be found growing in damp and wet areas including meadows and marshes.
  • The sweet sap from the plant has been used for treating common cold and extracts from the roots to treat sore throat.
 

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