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English Muffin

Nutritional Information

1 muffin, english muffin

  • Calories 132
  • Calories from Fat 8.82
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.98g2%
  • Saturated Fat 0.425g2%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.222g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.289g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 246mg10%
  • Potassium 63mg2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25.62g9%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g8%
  • Sugars 2.05g
  • Protein 5.14g10%
  • Calcium 10mg1%
  • Iron 13mg72%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 2%

English Muffin on Wikipedia:

A toasted and buttered split muffin

A muffin (US: English muffin), also known as a hot muffin, or a breakfast muffin, is a round, yeast-leavened form of bread almost always dusted with cornmeal. It is of English origin. Muffins may be eaten at breakfast in England, North America and Australia, but may also be served as an afternoon meal or snack.

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History

An old English nursery rhyme, ``The Muffin Man``, describes a door-to-door purveyor of muffins. The rhyme was known at the time of Jane Austen in the early 19th century, and a muffin man is mentioned at one point in her novel Persuasion. The muffins sold at this period were made of yeasted dough and baked on a hot griddle.

Muffins may well originate as far back as the 10th century, yet the muffin became a fashionable bread during the 18th century. By the beginning of the 19th century, there were dozens of muffin factories in existence, and the ``muffin man`` was a common sight.

Muffins are a quick-baking bread and have become a tea-table staple. They are usually split, toasted, buttered and then used with a savoury or sweet filling such as honey.

US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Muffins are commonly available for retail in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. They are also found on the breakfast menus of American fast food restaurants worldwide. In the United States, muffins are called English muffins. They are most often toasted and then topped with butter and/or jam. They are also used in breakfast sandwiches with meat (bacon, ham, or sausage), egg (fried, scrambled, poached or steam-poached) and/or cheese. They are the base ingredient in the traditional New York brunch dish Eggs Benedict.

United Kingdom

English muffins haven't been popular in the UK for some time, however muffins are occasionally served as a breakfast- or tea-time meal. In the UK, muffins are referred to as American muffins. A variant of the muffin is used by