What’s gelatin? Here’s what you need to know – gelatin is a protein substance derived from collagen, a natural protein present in the tendons, ligaments, and tissues of mammals. It is produced by boiling the connective tissues, bones and skins of animals, usually cows and pigs.
Gelatin’s ability to form strong, transparent gels and flexible films that are easily digested, soluble in hot water, and capable of forming a positive binding action have made it a valuable commodity in food processing, pharmaceuticals, photography, and paper production.
As a foodstuff, gelatin is the basis for jellied desserts; used in the preservation of fruit and meat, and to make powdered milk, meringue, taffy, marshmallow, and fondant. It is also used to clarify beer and wine. Gelatin’s industrial applications include medicine capsules, photographic plate coatings, and dying and tanning supplies.
As we mentioned before, gelatin is an essential ingredient in many jellybeans! And, unfortunately, just a few people know how these products are actually made.On the enclosed video footage shows the reverse process of making gelatin – from the final product to live animals on the farm – which includes removing pork skin, cutting pork carcasses into small pieces and cook the bones and cartilage from which it receives gelatin. Just take a look at the video below and don’t hesitate to click the share button at the end of the article!