The majority of marshmallows sold in stores include gelatin, a jelly-like substance made from the collagen found in the bones of numerous animals, including fish, cattle, and pigs. Although a lot of gelatin is made from pig bones, there is no meat in the sweet marshmallow product.
The original pink-flowered Althaea officinalis mallow plant, a delectable plant well-liked by the ancient Egyptians and frequently employed as a treatment for a variety of ailments, gave rise to commercially produced marshmallows.
The main ingredients in modern marshmallows are sugar, egg whites, and gelatin manufactured from animal collagen, which serves as a binding agent. The base for many sweets, such as s’mores and Marshmallow Peeps, as well as being consumed on their own, marshmallows are widely consumed.