When you hear the word gelatin, you may think of the jiggly-bright colored Jello-O desserts or of the fluffy marshmallow snacks you grew up with. What if we told you gelatin is exceptionally healthy for you and can provide amazing benefits for your body. More recently, people are catching on to this health and beauty secret. Over the past few years, gelatin has become less of an overlooked gem and more of a dietary staple for many. You may have enjoyed a bowl of bone broth this past winter, as its popularity has landed itself on the dinner table for many the past few years. If so, then yes, you are already well on the gelatin train. If you still have not caught on, we are sure you will be on board by the end of reading this.
At Amandean, we understand that beef gelatin is full of health and beauty benefits, so today, we will take a moment to highlight this protein powerhouse and give it it's time to shine. Let's discuss what beef gelatin is, and why almost everyone should be incorporating Amandean Beef Gelatin into their routines.
What is Gelatin, anyway?
If we said animal skin, bones, and cartilages, you might be ready to stop reading, and we get it. It may sound a bit odd, but you will want to read on. Gelatin is the protein-packed byproduct that comes from cooking the collagenous joints, tendons, and connective tissue of an animal. Collagen, the most prominent protein in the body, is responsible for the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system. It is the building material that renews cells in the body. Simply put, out with the old cells and in with the new.
The boiling process of collagen breaks down into gelatin and produces the translucent, flavorless substance that turns to gel once it is cold. It is present in many things we eat such as gummy bears, fruit snacks, even some cereals, but is most commonly known to be present in Jello-O. You may also notice it when you see your leftover beef soup gelling over a bit.