Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gelatin

Luke had his first bowl of Jello for desert on Sunday.  I'm not quite sure if he liked it or not.  It was lime green and he said he liked it, but he made a face that made us think otherwise.


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Gelatin (spelled 'gelatine' in Commonwealth countries from the French gélatine) is a translucent, colorless, brittle, nearly tasteless solid substance, derived from the collagen inside animals' skin and bones. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in foodpharmaceuticalsphotography, and cosmetic manufacturing




Production

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The worldwide production amount of gelatin is about 300,000 tons per year (roughly 660 million lb).[citation needed] On a commercial scale, gelatin is made from by-products of themeat and leather industry. 

1 comment:

  1. With Easter coming up has Luke had any Peeps yet? I'm sure the ingredients are byproducts of things just as delicious as gelatin.

    PEEP FIGHT!!!!!

    Obey your Master!!!!!

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