Food & Beverage

With manufacturing sites around the globe, we offer a range of gelatins to meet your exact specifications. These include gelatins derived from bovine bone and/or hide, pork skin and marine sources, which support a wide variety of applications and regulatory requirements.

With its versatility, gelatin is a key functional ingredient in many food products.  Gelatin is an important component in confections such as marshmallows, gummy candy and fruit snacks. The dairy industry makes extensive use of gelatin in the manufacture of sour cream, yogurt, ice cream, cheese and specialty desserts, while meat processors depend on the binding properties of gelatin for the production of specialty meats, pates, and luncheon meats. Gelatin is naturally high in protein, fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in calories – making it a label-friendly ingredient that consumers know and trust.

For beverages, gelatin is often used as either a clarifying aid or a thickener. Gelatin possesses qualities to help remove haze-causing precipitates from wine, fruit juices and beer, where clarity is a key quality attribute. As a thickener, gelatin can be used at low usage levels in dry or ready-to-drink beverages. These types of beverages are particularly suitable for populations that have difficulty swallowing thinner beverages.

Collagen peptides are a pure, non-gelling protein derived from gelatin – perfect for a wide variety of food and beverage applications.  Also known as hydrolyzed gelatin or gelatin hydrolysate, our collagen peptides are available form bovine bone or hide, pork skin, or marine sources.  Click here to learn more about the many uses of collagen peptides.

Nitta Gelatin is proud to offer a wide variety of gelatin Bloom options, mesh sizes, and source origins.  Not sure what gelatin is right for your food application?  Call us today at (919) 238-3300 or toll-free at 1-888-NITTAUS, to speak with an Application Scientist, who can point you in the right direction, and assist with product formulation.  Have a unique spec that you need matched?  We’re here to help with custom blending and sourcing to meet your specific needs.