Gelatins properties provide it with multiple functionalities. It is useful not only in pharmaceutical and food applications, but also in various branches of industry. Among its most important technological functions we have:
Useful as adhesive
Stabilize / Thicken
Chemical composition similar to that of collagen
It is composed of three chains of amino acids that form a triple helix.
It is completely digestible. It contains 18 amino acids, including 8 of the 9 essential amino acids needed by our body.
It is especially rich in glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. Together, they make up nearly 50% of the molecules composition.