Yesterday, the Weibo of "breaking shoes made of gelatin and adding jelly and yogurt" sparked a hot discussion on the Internet. Does everyone want to know if the old yogurt contains industrial gelatin? Some netizens speculated that Weibo refers to the thickener in old yogurt and jelly and grass jelly, which may be industrial gelatin refined from leather.
Today, Fujian Jelly Enterprise Co., Ltd. responded that the jelly thickener does not contain gelatin, but carrageenan, konjac gum, and xanthan gum. These limbs dissolve and provide dietary fiber, so consumers can safely eat. The dairy company said that it is impossible for large companies in the dairy industry to use industrial gelatin, and eating gelatin is not harmful to the body. Relevant experts also believe that it is unlikely that branded companies will use industrial gelatin instead of edible gelatin.
What is industrial gelatin? How is it different from edible gelatin?
The original edible gelatin refers to the gelatin extracted from the fresh skin and aggregate of the animal, which is evaporated and dried. Jelly, yogurt, ice cream, confectionery, ham, and other foods in daily life all contain edible gelatin. Industrial gelatin refers to some factories that use a large amount of leather waste in the garbage as raw materials for producing industrial gelatin, such as old leather shoes, broken belts, old leather clothes, etc. Industrial gelatin contains a large amount of lead and chromium heavy metal materials.
Relevant experts pointed out that food safety is a big problem and because industrial gelatin and edible gelatin are difficult to distinguish in appearance, to effectively avoid industrial gelatin and cause harm to health, it is best to buy less flesh and eat less soft candy.
Experts suggest that consumers should buy high-end products of big brands, buy less frozen food, frozen meat, ham, soup, and other foods; do not pursue thick or frozen when purchasing yogurt in milk markets; eat less soft candy, Ice cream, jelly, and other foods; do not overly greedy small profits, to buy dairy products that cheap but high nutritional value. By doing the above, you can effectively avoid eating industrial gelatin so that to reduce the risks of harming health...