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Though beloved (and not so beloved) by Passover-observing Jews, many Americans have little exposure to the traditional coconut macaroon. So here’s a primer:

The exact origins of macaroons are unclear, but their precursors may have originated in an Italian monastery in the 16th century. Neighboring Jews are believed to have seized on the flourless confections for Passover.

A classic macaroon consists only of egg whites, honey, and coconuts. As a result, it is gluten-, dairy- and sulfite-free.

Two macaroons are 130 calories and have seven grams of fat and 10 miligrams of sodium — and they are delicious (to some).

Updated 5:06 pm, July 9, 2018
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