A comprehensive understanding of the marshmallow production process

2021/02/02

What are marshmallows?

Who invented cotton candy? No one knows when marshmallows were invented, and their history can be traced back as far as 2000 B.C. The ancient Egyptians were the first to discover and enjoy this sweet treat, keeping marshmallows as a privilege strictly reserved for the gods and royalty.

Marshmallows are sugars, usually made of sugar, water, gelatin, air, and a whipping agent (usually protein). It is a soft and elastic candy. Marshmallows come from the sweet juice of the "mallow" plant, which grows in saline marshes near large bodies of water and is 2 to 4 feet tall.


marshmallow production line 


What are some interesting ways to eat marshmallows?

1.

Enjoy fresh fruit pieces and marshmallows. Cut 1 lb (450 g) of fresh strawberries and 2 fresh bananas. Drain a small can of citrus and mix the sliced citrus with the bananas and strawberries in a bowl. Finally, place a cup (50 g) of mini marshmallows on top of the fruit salad. Cover the fruit salad and place it in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

If hiding the salad for a few hours, do not put the banana slices later.

2.

Prepare smores and graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. Place graham cracker pieces and place chocolate pieces. Lay the toasted marshmallows on top of the chocolate and stack another graham cracker on top to complete the more.

This is a great treat if you are out camping.

3.

Enjoy fresh fruit chunks and marshmallows. Cut 1 lb (450 g) of fresh strawberries and 2 fresh bananas. Drain a small can of citrus and mix the sliced citrus with the bananas and strawberries in a bowl. Finally, place a cup (50 g) of mini marshmallows on top of the fruit salad. Cover the fruit salad and place it in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

If hiding the salad for a few hours, do not put the banana slices later.

4.

Finish the hot chocolate with marshmallows. Prepare a cup of traditional hot chocolate, making sure the hot cocoa mixture is stirred into the hot water. Drop a few large marshmallows on top of the drink, like the other toppings.

For example, some people like to add candy, coffee, or nutmeg as their hot chocolate.

You can find more ways to sprinkle marshmallows on top of your favorite desserts, yogurt, ice cream, hot cocoa, etc.

One of the interesting facts about marshmallows is that more than 50% of them are roasted over a fire each summer. August 30 is National Roast, a Marshmallow Day.