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What makes gelatine?

Gelatin is used for preparation of many dishes: aspic, meat or fish preserves, jellies, aspic, cakes, candy, etc.Some hostesses interested to know, and of which he is gelatin?

What is gelatin?

Gelatin is plant and animal origin.

most commonly gelatin - is animal protein.To cook using bones of cattle and hides, hooves, tendons.The point is that the bones and other parts of animals receive the aforementioned protein.This animal protein and called gelatin.

Why bones are used for making gelatin? because they are rich, like hooves, hides, tendons, bovine connective tissue fibers.They contain collagen.During the technical processing of collagen is split.Dried peeled processed product is gelatin.

Today gelatin learned isolated from certain algae and vegetables.This vegetable gelatin - pectin and agar-agar, derived from seaweed.

Ingredients gelatin

The composition includes gelatin proteins, carbohydrates, fats, water, ash, starch and minerals.

Minerals belonging to the gelatin iron, potassium,

magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and sodium.

Calories 100 g of gelatin is 355 kcal.

What is the use of gelatin?

Of course, we can not say about the use of gelatin for human rights. And above all, it refers to the use of cooking. Gelatine enhances the taste quality dishes.

It is used as a defense in meat and sausage products.Gelatin is a stabilizer for the sweet and dairy products.The gelatin maintains the shape of confectionery.It has a neutral taste, so is added to the drink, clarifying them.

Gelatin - foaming agent in bakery and confectionery products.

gelatin for human body brings the following benefits:

  • strengthens bones;
  • strengthens the cartilage of the joint, or helps them to recover quickly;
  • effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease and other diseases of the passive part of the musculoskeletal system;
  • strengthens and makes more flexible tendons and ligaments;
  • strengthens nails and hair;
  • improves skin condition.

gelatin is particularly useful for athletes, as well as for people who have had surgery on the bones for fractures and diseases of the spine, etc.

In order inedible gelatin is used as:

  • shell capsules of drugs;
  • part of the artificial plasma, film and photographic paper, bandages, etc.
  • in the cosmetic industry - in the form of recovery and useful additives in shampoos, masks, balms.

about the benefits and harms of gelatin Gelatin read the article: benefits and harms.


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