Most people have no idea what Jello is made of. Well, they’re not alone. Most of us have no idea what exactly goes into making this fun and tasty treat. Jello is actually a very simple substance that is made by gelatin.
Jello is just one of many types of gelatin products used to make foods like Jello, Silly String and more. Just to give you an idea of the other products available, here is a list of some of the other popular ones:
*Jello – gelatin is derived from the shells of eggs. This makes Jello both safe and healthy. Jello can be both a savory and a sweetener. It’s also commonly made with sugar, corn syrup and other sweeteners. Many people don’t realize that the sweeteners in Jello (most often agave nectar) are completely natural – they come directly from a plant source!
*Bean Products – Not only are beans very high in protein, but they also contain high amounts of fiber, which is good for the human body. In addition to that, there are other ingredients added to Jello that help improve its nutritional value. Usually, a box of Jello will have a few different ingredients or a jar of Jello powder, but there is almost always some kind of additional ingredient.
*Jell-O – Jell-O is very similar to gelatin. Gelatin has a hard consistency, which makes it good for mashing. Jell-O on the other hand is more like pudding. Jell-O contains gumbo mix and other tasty ingredients that add texture and flavor to Jello pudding.
* Flavorings – Most people think that what is in jello is what actually makes it taste good. However, there are other things to consider when it comes to flavoring agents. Although Jello can be made using natural (processed) flavoring agents, which are usually water and food colorings, it is also possible to add other ingredients that give the product a more unique flavor. For example, if you really enjoy vanilla, then try making your Jello with vanilla extract instead of using food coloring. Just be sure that the flavoring agents don’t affect the taste of your Jello.
*Glucose – All Jello products contain the same basic ingredient, which is glucose. However, they also may have small amounts of maltose, sucrose, and FOS. Some companies may even use natural sources of these ingredients. Whether or not what is in the packet really matters, though, because the brand name (brand name or manufacturer) will usually determine how the Jello is served.
If you go to a restaurant and order a Jello cake, for instance, it doesn’t necessarily mean that what you’re ordering is what is in the packet. In fact, if the Jello in the packet is just Jello, then you probably won’t know whether or not it’s really Jello. Even if you get a package of Jello that says it’s “Jello of California,” you have no way of knowing what the ingredients are. Many consumers believe that what is in the “brand name” Jello is the same thing that’s in the store brands. It’s just a marketing scam.
The fact is, it really depends on what is in the packet. In general, when you order Jell-O from a store, you’re not really getting jello. You’re getting a food dye, which has neither the nutritional or health benefits of real jello. If you want to be sure that your children get the nutrients they need, and avoid the unhealthy chemicals and colorings, it’s best to make your own.
The nutritional and health benefits of a Jell-O brand is that the flavors use vegetable and animal bones as its main ingredient. While some people don’t consider animal bones to be healthy, the fact is that this is a high-quality ingredient that aids in digestion. Animal bones are high in calcium, so it helps to balance out the body’s bone density. This also promotes stronger teeth, which is great for kids. On top of that, the animal bones in jello made for adults contain more protein and calcium than other sources. Animal bones and gelatin have long been considered to have long term health benefits.
Today, the most common ingredient used in jell-o is gelatin, which contains collagen, a protein found in skin and other connective tissues. While gelatin is commonly used to improve texture and elasticity, it can also be added to Jell-O to increase its nutritional value. Gelatin is the most valuable ingredient in Jell-O because it provides both protein and calcium. While gelatin does not add calories, most artificial flavorsings do.
Collagen is not only beneficial for strengthening bones, but it is also vital to good skin health. In addition, collagen is also a key element in wound healing and may help prevent the formation of clogged arteries. It is important to note that just because Jell-O is creamy doesn’t mean it is vegan. Although the gelatin is mostly found in animal products, there are some manufacturers who include some non-animal ingredients in their products. As a matter of fact, some companies even use fake whey (the liquid form of calf’s milk) in their Jell-O.