Gelatin is usually a translucent, colorless, flavorless sheet or powder derived from collagen taken from the animal body parts. Gelatin are widely used in our daily life, and they can be divided into photographic gelatin, food grade gelatin, medicinal and industrial gelatin according to different applications. In this article, we will talk about the production, use, safety concerns about the food grade gelatin powder.
is the food grade gelatin powder produced?
Most food grade gelatin powder is derived
from pork skins, pork, fish or cattle bones. Some companies specify the source of
the gelatin used because the some of the religious objections or cultural
taboos (Kosher, HALAL, etc). The raw materials are prepared by different
curing, acid and alkali processes that are employed to extract the dried
collagen hydrolysate, and different process may have great effects on the final
functions does food grade gelatin powder have in food industry?
In the food industry, food grade gelatin
powder can be used as stabilizer, thickener, or texturizer and can be used in
the production of jelly, cream cheese, gummy candy, ice cream, yogurt, frozen
food, etc. Food grade gelatin can also be used in pharmaceuticals like
capsules, tablets sugar coating, etc. It is reported that more than 60% of the
gelatin are used in the food and confectionary industry, they can keep the soft
gummy candies in stable form. Besides, they can also be used as emulsifier and
adhesives to reduce brittleness, and facilitate cutting, thus preventing the
breakage of various types of confectionery and improving the yield of finished
food grade gelatin have side effects on human body?
Food grade gelatin powder is made from
animal by-products from the meat industry, including skin, bones and connective
tissues. People may concern about the potential risk of transmitting animal diseases,
such as the mad cow disease. And many food authorities have studied about the safety
of the food grade gelatin, and have revealed that the risk associated with
animal bone gelatin is very low or zero. Some other people are worried about the
side effects of gelatin, because some food producers use the industrial gelatin
illegally in food or not according to the standards of the food industry.
Where to find quality food grade gelatin
powder in China?
As the leading B2B platform for food
ingredients, OKCHEM has gathered the top-quality food ingredients suppliers in
China. Among them, Zibo Ouchang Gelatin Company is one of leading gelatin
manufacturers and exporters, specialized in producing high quality of food
grade gelatin ,pharmaceutical grade gelatin and industrial gelatin in China,
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