Marshmallow is an incredibly gentle and airy treat that both adults and children love..
In addition to being very tasty, it is also healthy..
They can regale even during the diet..
On the features and caloric content of each species in the material below..
Marshmallow is like pastila
Zephyr is not for nothing called a useful delicacy..
Its main components are fruit puree (usually apple), whipped proteins, sugar and gelling agent (agar, pectin or gelatin).
The main feature of this delicacy is that it contains only proteins and carbohydrates..
This distinguishes it from other desserts that also contain fats..
Vitamins in marshmallows are not contained, as they are destroyed even in the process of making this dessert, but there are enough trace elements such as phosphorus and iron in it..
By the way, marshmallow is a relative of marshmallow.
Or rather, by adding whipped squirrels to the pastille, the French got this delicate dessert..
Harmful or helpful?
Among desserts marshmallow enjoys an ambiguous reputation..
Unlike other sweets, it has useful properties:
- iron and phosphorus contained in marshmallows strengthen the walls of blood vessels, hair and nails;
- This delicacy contains glucose, which improves brain function;
- Depending on the gelling substance included in marshmallow, its useful properties can be added to the ability to reduce the amount of harmful cholesterol in the blood, the elimination of toxic substances and heavy metals (if the composition contains pectin), as well as improving the liver (in if agar is used as a gelling agent).
During this period, the blood glucose level decreases – one or two slices of this lacto will help to raise it again..
Of course, like any sweet, this dessert also has contraindications:
- due to the large amount of sugar marshmallow should not be used by people suffering from diabetes;
- many additives, such as chocolate, coconut chips or flavored dyes, can cause an allergic reaction;
- marshmallow provokes the development of caries (but the risk can be minimized by eating it after a meal).
Indicators of calories depend on its type..
With additional supplements, this light delicacy can add you a couple of extra centimeters..
Calorie per 100 grams
Caloric content of a usual zephyr – about 300 kcal on 100 g.
However, based on the composition, you can choose less calorie options for this delicacy:
The product made with the addition of agar (product derived from seaweed) least calories – 290 kcal per 100 g.
The agar-based marshmallow has a dense structure and a gentle, not cloying taste..
A treat made from pectin has a characteristic sour taste, and it looks more airy and fluffy than other species, but at the same time it is sufficiently caloric – 304 kcal per 100 g.
Gelatin gives marshmallow and rubber texture.
But gelatin is useful in strengthening bones and joints..
Regular marshmallow without the addition of dyes has a slightly yellowish tint due to the apple sauce in it..
He is the most useful and natural..
The most popular is white marshmallow
White marshmallow contains neither colourants nor flavors..
The white form of this delicacy includes agar, which not only minimizes the caloric content of the dessert (300 kcal per 100 g), but also enriches it with useful iodine.
That is why the white type of this delicacy is most suitable for diet food. It can be given to children from 2-3 years..
Only it is necessary to give preference to the product without additives in the form of sugar topping or marmalade inside.
Vanilla marshmallows – a pleasure for losing weight
Vanilla marshmallow is made from citrus pectin. It is he who makes the delicacy relatively easy in calories (275 kcal per 100 g) among the other types of this dessert..
Vanilla flavor gives flavor, which has zero calorie.
White-pink marshmallow in berry puree
This marshmallow consists of two halves of white and pink..
Pink color is added to the dessert or artificial dye, or berry puree (raspberry, strawberry, cherry, etc.).
In terms of caloric content, the product with the dye is more dietary (only 280 kcal per 100 g).
The nutritional value of this type – 304 kcal per 100 g.
However, from the point of view of benefit, the second type is more preferable..
Such an additional component, like chocolate, makes this type the most high-calorie – 400 kcal per 100 g.
Additional ingredients, such as wafer topping, jam filling, or coconut chips, add extra calories to marshmallow in chocolate.
This delicacy does not suit dieting people at all..
But if you decide to treat yourself to this delicacy, then choose it in dark chocolate, and along with the calories you will benefit..
Chewing marshmallow is useless
It is also called Marshmallow..
The composition of chewing marshmallow has nothing to do with the usual.
The marshmallow contains corn syrup, sugar and gelatin..
In addition, this marshmallow contains flavors and dextrose..
Marshmallow has no nutrients at all, but because of gelatin and sugar, its caloric content increases to 330 kcal per 100 g..
Despite the fact that chewing marshmallow because of its appearance (it is sold in the form of cute curlicues or multi-colored lumps) is very popular with children, they still should not use such dessert.
There is no benefit, and the probability of caries development is very high..
Marshmallow cream is perfect in fruits and berries
Light and airy marshmallow cream reduces the calorie content of many desserts..
In addition, it has more advantages over other types of cream (protein, oil, custard) – it is easy to prepare, healthy, keeps its shape for a long time and has a delicate exquisite taste.
Marshmallow cream perfectly combines with fresh fruits and berries, which is undoubtedly a powerful argument to switch to more useful and less high-calorie desserts than baking..
Calorie ready cream – 476 kcal per 100 g, but the homemade cream less calories – only 180 kcal per 100 g.
- 1 Marshmallow is like pastila
- 2 Harmful or helpful?
- 3 Calorie per 100 grams
- 4 The most popular is white marshmallow
- 5 Vanilla marshmallows – a pleasure for losing weight
- 6 White-pink marshmallow in berry puree
- 7 Chocolate Marshmallow
- 8 Chewing marshmallow is useless
- 9 Marshmallow cream is perfect in fruits and berries