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Soft sweetmeat made from an aerated mixture of gelatine or egg albumin with sugar or starch syrup. Nougat is harder, containing less water, and usually incorporating dried fruit and nuts. Originally made using the root of the marshmallow plant (Althaea officinalis), which provides a mucilaginous substance as well as starch and sugar.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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