Fruit gummies are bad!
In each grocery store near the cashier there are bags of chewing marmalade - most often these are “fruit bears” or “worms” . This delicacy was invented in Germany at the beginning of the last century. What is included in it except for paint and flavoring? The main component is gelatin. What is gelatin? This food component is produced by long-term boiling of hides, bones and cartilages of cattle. Enjoy your meal!
Such a welcome for many children and adults delicacy, like chewing marmalade, appeared long ago, somewhere in the middle of the nineteenth century in America. It immediately attracted buyers, thanks to its pleasant taste, as well as ease of storage, because the chewing marmalade did not melt and did not even stick to your hands. But in Russia, this product appeared much later - in the 90s of the twentieth century, although in Europe we learned about it at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Quickly realizing that the production of chewing marmalade will bring huge profits, the manufacturers began by supplying it to the army, as additives to the rations of soldiers. They liked it, and soon became popular among the civilian population. Over the years, many different varieties of chewing marmalade have been created, and their trade has spread very quickly, because more than one generation of Americans liked it.
Man has always been a master of invention, when it came to delicacies. However, before the invention of the first fruit gum marmalade, the man had to go a long way, during which he brightened up his everyday life with other numerous delicacies. So, the ancient Greeks and Romans appreciated, above all, pastries, sweetened with juice of dates, honey or soaked with grape juice. In the Middle Ages, loved the various fragrant gingerbread and gingerbread. Finally, in the 16th century, mariners brought cocoa beans from Central America to Europe, which soon became another exquisite ingredient for the production of sweets.
Nowadays, the production of chewing marmalade is sufficiently developed and manufacturers assure consumers of its usefulness, and not only of good taste. However, is it true? Recently, they often began to talk about the dangers of chewing marmalade. Therefore, first of all, it is necessary to figure out which substances are part of the chewing marmalade.
So, among the many components that make up the chewing marmalade, agar-agar and pectin (usually artificial) can be considered basic. These substances are gelling.
Cane sugar is a luxury item
The appearance of sugar in European recipes, of course, marked the beginning of the next stage in the history of sweet treats. But the first cane sugar, brought from Venice to Europe from Arab countries, was at first an expensive item of luxury. Cane sugar as a seasoning or medicine could only be afforded by aristocrats and rich people.
Beet sugar - a luxury item is being democratized
Broad segments of the population gained access to luxury sugar much later. In Germany, sugar began to be produced only by the beginning of the 19th century — with the help of a method developed shortly before: from sugar beet. Beginning in the mid-19th century, (beet) sugar became finally an affordable and everyday product.
Gum arabic - the main ingredient of fruit chewing marmalade
In the 19th century, inventive confectioners finally made the discovery that sugar can be combined with a certain type of acacia resin. The crude resin was mixed with sugar and boiled, and then by adding fruit and other aromatic substances, soft fruit gummies were obtained, which became the predecessor of the famous fruit gummies, HARIBO.
Gelatin, starch and agar are alternatives to gum arabic
For the production of fruit chewing marmalade, such as the well-known GOLDEN BEARS, HARIBO has long used pork squash gelatin instead of gum arabic. Thanks to this basis, the consistency becomes softer and tastier, moreover, such marmalade is more pleasant to chew. Some types of fruit gum marmalade are made using starch or agar.