Malt balls are a round chocolate coated ball of malt flavoured hard filling (about the consistency of honeycomb). These ones are made in Victoria and are larger than the commercially popular Maltesers.
You will get 18 malt balls in 100g. They contain sugar, milk solids, vegetable fat, corn syrup, cocoa powder, malted milk powder (malted barley, wheat flour, bicarb soda, salt), cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, emulsifiers, glazing agents, malt syrup, flavour. They may contain traces of peanuts or other nuts from the manufacturing equipment.
Malt has been used for centuries as both a confectionery item and health food. Malt is germinated cereal grains that have been dried in a process known as “malting”. The grains are made to germinate by soaking in water, and are then halted from germinating further by drying with hot air. Barley is the most commonly malted grain. Malt extract (also known as extract of malt) is a sweet, treacly substance used as a dietary supplement. It was popular in the first half of the twentieth century as a supplement for the children whose diet was often deficient in vitamins and minerals.
- Malted milk is good food for individuals recovering from sickness because it is easy to digest.
- Malted drinks contain natural sugar that provides quick energy.
- Hot malted milk is a favorite sleep inducing drink for insomniacs.
- Malt extract is a good source of niacin, iron, and potassium.
- Single malt whiskies have more ellagic acid than red wine. Ellagic acid is a powerful antioxidant that has anti-cancer properties but this is not a reason to drink too much whisky. (Just threw that in to see who is still reading!)
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