Gelatin ( Cow Skin Gelatin ) is a translucent, colorless, brittle (when dry), flavorless solid substance, derived from the collagen mainly inside cow skin (hide) and bones. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceuticals, photography, and cosmetic manufacturing. Substances containing Gelatin or functioning in a similar way are called Gelatinous. Gelatin is an irreversibly hydrolysed form of collagen, and is classified as a foodstuff. It is found in some gummy candies as well as other products such as marshmallows, Gelatin dessert, and some ice cream and yogurt. Household Gelatin comes in the form of sheets, granules, or powder.
Cow Skin Gelatin Applications
Gelatin plays an important role in many different foods. In bakery products it has a unique function, helping to sustain sugar's crystal-like shape and to stabilize the liquid phase of various bakery products like icing, cream fillings, glazes and marshmallows. It is used with mousses and whipped toppings for its whipping and stabilizing functions. It is used in canned foods like hams to congeal the juices that get extruded during the processing stage.
In pharmaceutical industries, gelatin is useful in making hard and soft gel capsules. Stainless steel pins are dipped into gelatin solutions to form hard capsules, which are then set by blasting them with chill air. The moisture is removed and the two halves of the capsule are joined together. It is as an important part of the process that makes synthetic polymers and latexes, functioning as a protective agent to prevent coagulation of the polymer and latex particles. It is used in hair care products, cosmetics, textiles and paper making.
|Physical and Chemical Items||Specification|
|Jelly Strength (6.67%)||80-260bloom|
|Viscosity (6.67% 60ºC)||30-55mps|
|The viscosity loss 6.67% 60ºC 24Hours ≤||≤20%|
|Transparency (5%, 40°C) mm||≥300-500mm|
|PH (1%) 35ºC||5.5-6.5|
|Insoluble substance in water||≤0.1%|
|Total Bacteria Count≤||≤1000 cfu/g|