Gelatin is cooked collagen that’s been dried and processed into a powder. It will gel when it’s mixed with water. It’s great for making homemade jello and pudding! It has the green lid.
Collagen Peptides are processed so the amino acids are broken down, making it easier to digest. It’s also absorbed faster by the body. Collagen Peptides will not gel and are easily mixed into hot or cold beverages and liquids. It has the blue lid.
Gelatin is gel-forming, while collagen peptides are non-gelling, because this function has been enzymatically removed. Collagen peptides are created when gelatin molecules are further broken-down through enzymatic treatment. Due to this major functional difference, gelatin and collagen peptides are used as ingredient in different applications.