Frequently Asked QuestionsSpecializing in Gelatin and Collagen Ingredients
What is Gelatin?
What is Gelatin made from?
Gelatin is part of a unique circular economy – meaning that no animals are slaughtered specifically for the production of gelatin. Instead, gelatin is a value-added, high quality protein product created from food-safe materials that would otherwise go unused by the meat and fishery industries. Additionally, by-products of gelatin production, such as grease and crude protein, are reused as biofuels, plant fertilizers, and animal feed.
Is All Gelatin the Same?
In addition to Bloom options, we also offer a wide variety of product sources (bovine, porcine, or fish ), regulatory certifications (Kosher, Halal, etc.), mesh sizes (4 to 40), and country-of-origin specifications. Gelatin can also be classified according to its ability to meet recognized industry standards, such as Food Grade, U.S.P National Formulary U.S.P./N.F. and Technical, depending on the application.
What does Gelatin consist of?
What is the Difference between Gelatin & Collagen Peptides (aka Hydrolyzed Gelatin or Gelatin Hydrolysate)?
What does the term “Gelatin Set Point” mean?
How is Viscosity Measured for Gelatin?
Viscosity is measured as the resistance of a gelatin solution 6.67% to flow at 60ºC (140ºF). The flow time of this solution is measured by passing it through a standardized pipette which is approved and utilized by the G.M.I.A. (Gelatin Manufacturers Institute of America). The time required for the solution to pass through this pipette is mathematically converted into a viscosity measurement expressed in millipoise. For more information about gelatin or G.M.I.A, click here. For a quick reference guide, be sure to check out the G.M.I.A Gelatin Handbook
What Are Collagen Peptides?
What makes Collagen Peptides Unique?
What are the Differences between Collagen Peptides and Gelatin?
Nitta’s Wellnex collagen peptides provide a variety of formulation benefits. High water-solubility allows product developers to use collagen peptides in a wide variety of applications including bars, powders and beverages – even gummy supplements. Over 90% protein content makes collagen peptides an ideal candidate for protein fortifications and therapeutic foods. Collagen peptides are also naturally sugar-free, gluten-free, allergen-free (excluding fish sources), and are Keto- and Paleo-diet friendly.