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Do marshmallows absorb liquid?

Gelatine is a starch that absorbs water – in fact, it can hold up to a hundred times its weight in water – and it is this magic ingredient that produces the fluffy texture in marshmallows.

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Thereof, what liquid dissolves marshmallows?

Most of us guessed soda, but after two days of observations, we learned that vinegar dissolved the marshmallow the fastest. Cranberry juice and soda dissolved the marshmallow the slowest, because those liquids are full of sugar – just like a marshmallow.

Likewise, do marshmallows expand in water? The microwave makes the water molecules vibrate very quickly—which makes the water heat up. The hot water warms the sugar, which softens a little. The hot water also warms the air bubbles. Since the sugar walls are warm and soft, the bubbles expand, and the marshmallow puffs up.

Similarly, you may ask, do marshmallows dissolve in water?

It turns out NO marshmallow does not dissolve in water, and neither does it in ethanol solution or cooking oil. In oil, the marshmallow is unchanged in volume, texture, and taste. However, something dissolves in water and Sake (probably since it has water in it).

What is the coating on marshmallows?

Gelatin. Gelatin is the aerator most often used in the production of marshmallows. It is made up of collagen, a structural protein derived from animal skin, connective tissue, and bones. Not only can it stabilize foams, like albumen, but when combined with water it forms a thermally-reversible gel.

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