Digestive

digestive

Digestive

A digestive biscuit, sometimes described as a sweet-meal biscuit, is a semi-sweet biscuit (sometimes referred as a "cookie") that originated in Scotland, and is popular worldwide. The digestive was first developed in 1839 by two Scottish doctors to aid digestion at a place called Logie Steading in Forres.The term "digestive" is derived from the belief that they had antacid properties due to the use of sodium bicarbonate when they were first developed.[2] Historically, some producers used diastatic malt extract to "digest" some of the starch that existed in flour prior to baking.

First manufactured in 1892, McVitie's digestive is the best-selling biscuit in the UK. A prominent feature in British culture, the digestive is ranked the fourth most popular biscuit for "dunking" into tea, with the chocolate digestive coming in at number one.


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