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What is Gelatin? Food Additive Ingredients, Health, and Use

The ingredient gelatin can be found in numerous processed foods. What is that? Gelatin is a tasteless substance created from collagen found in animal skin and bones. It is used to thicken liquid in processed foods as well as having applications in photography, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Gelatin is found in many forms of candy, marshmallows, Jell-O, and some types of yogurt. Gelatin can be bought in many grocery stores for use in home cooking. In the vast majority of cases, gelatin is not harmful to the consumer.

Disclaimer: While this food additive or ingredient may be currently acceptable according to the FDA standards, this may be subject to change in future. This article is for informational purposes only and does not condone the consumption of this substance. Excessive consumption may be dangerous.

by Susan White on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 14:09

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