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Is gelatin(e) vegan?

Gelatin(e) is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is gelatin(e)?

Gelatin, also known as gelatine, is a colorless and tasteless protein extracted from animal collagen, typically from the bones, skin, and connective tissues of cows or pigs. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in a variety of foods, such as marshmallows, gummy candies, and jelly desserts. Gelatin is also used as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier in many food products, including yogurts, soups, and sauces. Due to its unique properties, gelatin is often used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries as well. However, it is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans as it is derived from animal sources.

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