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The gelatin you eat in Jell-O comes from the collagen in cow or pig bones, hooves, and connective tissues. To make gelatin, manufacturers grind up these various parts and pre-treat them with either a strong acid or a strong base to break down cellular structures and release proteins like collagen. After pre-treatment, the resulting mixture is boiled. During this process, the large collagen protein ends up being partially broken down, and the resulting product is called gelatin. The gelatin is easily extracted because it forms a layer on the surface of the boiling mixture.

The gelatin you eat in Jell-O comes from the collagen in cow or pig bones, hooves, and connective tissues. To make gelatin, manufacturers grind up these various parts and pre-treat them with either a strong acid or a strong base to break down cellular structures and release proteins like collagen. After pre-treatment, the resulting mixture is boiled. During this process, the large collagen protein ends up being partially broken down, and the resulting product is called gelatin. The gelatin is easily extracted because it forms a layer on the surface of the boiling mixture.

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    This is something that I, as a vegetarian, really need to watch out for. Gelatin is in a lot of things: pudding, yogurt,...
  4. anruik reblogged this from nucleation and added:
    YEP! I actually have no problem with this if the rest of the animal is properly used up as well.
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    You still want to eat it? Fool.
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    Reblogged because I knew this long before this post. #booyah
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    Yeah but it still tastes great so I’m not even mad
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    Reblogging so I can show my friends this whenever they ask why I cannot eat gelatin.
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    i need to print this out and just hand it to people when they ask why i dont eat: gummy candies, marshmallows, etc!
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    Ya know, this made me get a craving for red jello. :]
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