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Gluten vs. Gelatin

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

One common issue of confusion is whether gelatin and gluten are the same thing, and whether gelatin contains gluten.

The simple clear answer is as follows,

Gluten is a protein found in some grains (such as wheat) and many people are allergic to gluten.

Gelatin is usually made from the bones of animals and is used to thicken liquids. For instance, Jello is made from gelatin. Gelatin does not contain gluten.

Gelain

More about Gelatin:

Gelatin is a unique and pure protein that contains no fat, carbohydrates, cholesterol or preservatives. Gelatin that is used in food and industry is collagen that has been irreversibly hydrolyzed.

From a nutritional point of view, collagen and gelatin are a poor-quality sole source of protein since they do not contain all the essential amino acids in the proportions that the human body requires—they are not ‘complete proteins’.

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