Turkish delight is a popular sweet treat that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is a confectionery made of starch and sugar and is flavoured with nuts, fruits, or spices. However, one question that often arises is whether Turkish delight is vegan or not. In this post, we will explore the ingredients and production process of Turkish delight to determine whether it is suitable for a vegan diet.
The Ingredients of Turkish Delight
The ingredients of Turkish delight vary depending on the recipe. However, the main ingredients are sugar, cornstarch, and water. These ingredients are vegan-friendly and do not come from any animal sources. Sugar is a common sweetener that is obtained from sugarcane or sugar beets. Cornstarch, on the other hand, is derived from corn and is commonly used as a thickening agent. Water is used to dissolve the sugar and cornstarch, creating a syrupy mixture. However, some brands may add gelatin or dairy-based products to their Turkish delight, making it unsuitable for vegans. Gelatin is a protein obtained from animal bones, skin, and connective tissue. It is commonly used in confectionery to improve the texture and mouthfeel. Dairy-based products such as milk and butter are also used to add flavour and richness to Turkish delight. In Marsel Delights, we never use gelatin or any dairy-based ingredients in our Turkish Delights. Therefore, our Turkish Delights are always vegan and dairy-free.
The Production Process of Turkish Delight
The production process of Turkish delight involves boiling sugar, cornstarch, and water together until it thickens.
The mixture is then flavoured with nuts, fruits, or spices.
The mixture is then poured into a mould and left to cool and set.
Once set, the Turkish delight is dusted with Blackberries, almonds or pistachios. The food is cut into bite-sized pieces and placed in individual boxes.
We never add food colouring to enhance the appearance of the Turkish delight.
Marsel Delights's lokums are enjoyed all over the world and is available in a wide range of flavours and varieties. Whether you prefer traditional Rose Turkish delight or modern variations like Sour Cherry Turkish delight, there is a flavour to suit every taste.
If you're looking for vegan Turkish delight you are in a right place. Marsel Delights uses natural ingredients and never use any animal products in our Turkish delights. It's also worth mentioning that Turkish delight can be a great gift for vegans. Whether you're looking for a small treat or a larger gift, Marsel Delights Lokums can be a unique and delicious option.
Overall, Turkish delight is a delicious and versatile sweet treat that can be enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike. By understanding the ingredients and production process of Turkish delight, you can make an informed decision about whether it is suitable for your dietary requirements.
Try some today and enjoy this unique and historic confectionery.