National Marzipan Day – January 12

National Marzipan Day

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Facts on Marzipan

  • Marzipan is a sweet, yellowish paste of ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites, often colored and used to make small cakes or confections or as an icing for larger cakes.
  • Marzipan stimulates the nerve cell activity providing an energy boost because of its almond content.
  • In the Middle Ages, pharmacists sold marzipan. They recommended it as a medicine for treating physical and mental disorders.
  • ¬†Another name for Marzipan is almond paste.
  • The skin of the almond is removed before the almond can made into almond paste.