Collagen is the main ingredient in gelatin. Collagen is a protein that is prevalent throughout the bodies of many animals, including humans, in the bones, tendons, skin and connective tissues. Collagen in gelatin can com... More »

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The processed protein known as gelatin is made from animal bones, skin, tendons and ligaments. Kosher gelatin is made from fish bones. Agar agar is derived from seaweed and is occasionally marketed as vegetarian gelatin. More »

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Gelatin may contain pork. Pork and beef are both common ingredients in gelatin. In order to determine which has been used, the ingredient list should be consulted. More »

To make an orange gelatin salad that serves six to eight people, combine an 11-ounce can of drained mandarin oranges, an 8-ounce can of drained crushed pineapple and 1 6-ounce package of orange gelatin mix. Mix the ingre... More »

Sugar paste for decorating cakes is made from glucose syrup, glycerin, gelatin, water and powdered sugar. It can be colored using specialized dyes; regular food coloring tends to ruin the texture of the finished product. More »

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A seven-layer Jell-O salad can be made with any brand of fruit-flavored gelatin, not just Jell-O, and evaporated milk. This recipe must be made in advance, as it takes over six hours to prepare properly. This seven-layer... More »

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To make Luby's lime gelatin, prepare the ingredients, which include 2 packages or 5 ounces of lemon gelatin, 2 packages or 5 ounces of lime gelatin, 2 1/2 cups of boiling water, 1 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, and 1 1/2 cup of ... More »