Marshmallow – it is relatively easy dessert. Unlike other kinds of dessert, it does not contain fats. It is a kind of pastes. Marshmallow produced by whipping berry-fruit puree (usually apple) with sugar and egg white. Marshmallow calories are medium compared to other desserts and high in comparison with other products.
If you want to eat more dietary product, choose a marshmallow white or yellowish, no added dyes in it.
|Marshmallow||304 kcal||0,8 g||0,1 g||78,5 g|
|Marshmallow in chocolate||396 kcal||2,2 g||12,3 g||68,4 g|
Marshmallow is not indicated for use:
- to persons who have a serious problem with obesity and cardiovascular system (due to the high carbohydrate content).
The composition and useful properties of marshmallow
Pectin – a supplement that comes from the fruit (mainly apples), sugar beet, sometimes algae or watermelon (pectin contains most of the plants). This additive is registered as E440. It is a thickener and is often used in the food industry. Pectin is useful because it removes toxins, salts of heavy metals, radionuclides, and pectin normalizes blood sugar and cholesterol, has anti-viral effect, improves functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. Pectin is recommended to use for people living in environmentally unsafe areas, working in hazardous industries or risk getting radiation exposure. This addition gives the characteristic sour marshmallow.
Agar-agar is obtained from seaweed, it has no taste. Agar-agar is rich in macro- and microelements (iron, manganese, iodine, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, manganese, calcium), vitamins (E, K, pantothenic acid, B5). Agar is also able to rid the body of toxins, it also improves the functioning of the liver. High iodine content allows to use a marshmallow with iodine deficiency (for the prevention of diseases of the thyroid gland). Vitamin and mineral complex agar affects the skin, hair and nails. Marshmallow on agar-agar is most useful.
The gelatin is extracted from bones, cartilage and tendons of animals. Marshmallow on its base turns a little “rubber”. Gelatin is useful for people who have recently suffered fractures, as it promotes coalescing and restoration of bones, strengthens the connective tissue of bones. Also it is very useful for people with diseases of the joints.
Marshmallow is rich in carbohydrates fruit origin, it is glucose and fructose, they saturate the body with energy and improve mood. Carbohydrates are derived from fruits, help the body to deal with a stressful situation, glucose quickly it helps to saturate the blood with oxygen and increases the tone. Marshmallow not irritate the stomach, but because of pectin provides for prevention of gastric ulcers. However, there are a lot of marshmallow is not recommended as nutritionists and dentists. As with any sweetness, marshmallows provokes tooth decay.