What is in jello.

Jan 12, 2010
by: achan

I wonder what our desserts are made of. I was making cinnamon buns the other day and my sister said she disliked the taste of the frosting when I found it delicious. Then I asked myself, what is frosting made of? And then that led to something I've been craving for, jell-o. I wonder what that is made of. It sounds like a healthy snack because it has a very light sweet taste. When I told Reasat that I want to eat jell-o, he said  he can't eat certain jellos because the ingredients include gelatin (pig  fat and other things that you wouldn't think of). Since I'm really ignorant when it comes to food, I was shocked and disgusted. No way was jello..,a dessert that has been introduced to us since 1897, was made out of scraps and pieces of edible but unappetizing places of animals.. So I researched it a bit more and it seems like everyone knows the claim.. that Jell-O is made from bones and hides of pigs and cows.

"Gelatin is just a processed version of a structural protein called collagen that is found in many animals, including humans. Collagen actually makes up almost a third of all the protein in the human body. It is a big, fibrous molecule that makes skin, bones, and tendons both strong and somewhat elastic." What the..The market really sells whatever makes money..Even if it's considered "dessert", it's made up of abominable parts of pigs and cows. If people knew what they were eating,  jello would never sell. The consumers are getting used because of their lack of knowledge. Which is pretty sad.http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-delicious-dessert-food-jello-is-made-of

Not only is jello made out of gelatin, almost majority of our candies and sweets are made up of gelatin and other ingredients. Poppular products like marshmelllow, poptarts, jell-o, starbursts, skittles, gummy worms, yogurt and frosting. It seems like anything that is chewy or jello-like contains gelatin. http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-109182.html

"Gelatin is made of collagen. Most industrially produced collagen in gelatin is composed of connective tissue. Ie, skin, tendons, cartilage. In fact, collagen is found all through most animal bodies, between muscles and muscle cells. Amounts of collagen and the gelatin you buy in packets is mainly pig skin – with maybe a few bits of cartilage sorted thrown – a great after-dinner conversation topic! If all this sounds too gross for you to read further, remember, it's "just" pieces of animals." I wonder if all of our other consumer foods are made up of useless meet and skin of pigs and cows. I think we would be surprised to find a lot of things that we would never thought would enter our stomach. http://hepaticencephalopathy.net/gelatin-what-is-it-whats-it-in-what-is-the-alternative/

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