is extracted from fresh cow skin/bone or pig skin/bone or fish skin.Gelatin is a translucent, colorless, brittle (when dry), flavorless solid substance, derived from the collagen mainly inside cow skin (hide) and bones. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceuticals, photography, and cosmetic manufacturing. Substances containing Gelatin or functioning in a similar way are called Gelatinous. Gelatin is an irreversibly hydrolysed form of collagen .Gelatin is light yellow to yellow sheets, granules, or powder.
It is widely used in food industry, such as candy,dessert, ice cream,yogurt production etc.
Gelatin is extracted from animal skin or bone. According to its usage, there are pharmaceutical grade gelatin, food grade gelatin & edible gelatin
and Industrial grade gelatin & technical gelatin.
According to the origin, there are fish gelatin, bovine & beef gelatin and Pork gelatin. According to its shape, there are Gelatin powder, Gelatin sheet and gelatin granule.
Food Grade Gelatin
Food grade gelatin can be used in confectionery, jellies, desserts, dairy products or functional food, etc. Its functionalities include firming agent, formulation and processing aid, stabilizer and thickener, surface-active agent, and water finishing agent.
Gelatin plays an important role in many different foods. In bakery products it has a unique function, helping to sustain sugar's crystal-like shape and to stabilize the liquid phase of various bakery products like icing, cream fillings, glazes and marshmallows. It is used with mousses and whipped toppings for its whipping and stabilizing functions. It is used in canned foods like hams to congeal the juices that get extruded during the processing stage.