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Is gelatin vegan?

Gelatin is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is gelatin?

Gelatin is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless protein derived from collagen, a substance found in the connective tissues of animals. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceuticals, and photography. Gelatin is rich in amino acids, particularly glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, which are essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails. It is also a good source of protein and has been shown to improve gut health by promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Gelatin can be found in a variety of products, including gummy candies, marshmallows, and desserts like panna cotta and jelly.

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