Gelatine is a unique ingredient with multi-purpose characteristics in a broad range of food production sectors. In the sweet-manufacturing industry, it is used to gel, thicken, stabilize, take in air (for foamy and spongy textures) and to emulsify. Juncà gelatine products make an enormous range of products possible with shapes, consistencies and tastes of all kinds. When mixed with other stabilizers and gelling agents our products are ideal for achieving specific textures for jellies, chewy candies, toffees, marshmallows, liquorice, nougat and lozenges.
Not only is gelatine the main ingredient in jellied desserts it is also added to other sweet dishes due to its excellent properties, its thermoreversible characteristic, transparency and unique texture. It has no taste or smell: in the mixture of ingredients, it ensures that desserts, sorbets, meringues, and creams can be produced with a well-rounded and balanced flavour. The concentrations and characteristics of gelatine are measured in terms of Bloom strength and viscosity to determine specific dessert textures and setting times.
Gelatine is an ideal stabilizer when used with dairy products, as it is compatible with milk proteins. It is a functional ingredient in soft and melted cheeses, mousses, yogurts, shakes, ice creams, milk desserts, fermented dairy products and many more products. It improves textures, providing a smooth and creamy consistency, especially in low-fat products. Gelatine is also used in whole-milk products due to both its melting characteristics, and its efficacy as a functional ingredient.
Meat Industry Applications
Our gelatine is used as a coating for cooked ham, and as an ingredient in meat pies, pâtés, corned beef, terrines, decorative aspics, cold cuts and sausages. With these food products, gelatine forms a film that protects the product and facilitates handling, while increasing protein levels. It also helps prevent the surface drying and makes products easier to slice.
Gelatine hydrolysates and gelatines with low gelling strengths are used to manufacture beverages such as juice and wine. In these applications gelatine is aids transparency, by removing tanning agents and solid particles that cause cloudiness, gelatine is also used to clarify fruit juice, beer, wine and other popular beverages.
The Pharmaceutical and Health Sectors
In terms of medicine, gelatine is used for the manufacture of both soft and hard capsules, as well as effervescent or chewable tablets. It is also used for coating pills. Different applications exist in the health sector, as gelatine protects medical products from harmful external factors such as UV light and oxygen. It is a vital component that is used in sponges for dentistry and surgery, and as a plasma expander. Our company frequently receives feedback from pharmaceutics manufacturers that aids the continued improvement and advancement of our products.
Food supplements with the Protesol D collagen hydrolysate, help improve the condition of joints, strengthen bones, hair and nails and to improve skin health. The collagen hydrolysate, Protesol D is used in the dietary products sector for cereal bars, energy drinks, and supplements, among a broad range of similar products, and often in combination with minerals and vitamins, as it ensures the manufacture of safe and high-quality products.
The Cosmetics Sector
In the cosmetics industry of today, collagen hydrolysate is an indispensable component for a wide range of products, from those used in daily body care to anti-aging products. Collagen hydrolysate is present in creams, lotions, shampoos, lipsticks, masks and conditioners. Collagen moisturizes the skin, restoring its natural suppleness and preventing the appearance of wrinkles. It also hydrates the hair, to restore natural shine and health.
Gelatine is used in pet food, due to its high protein content, as well as for the microencapsulation of vitamins for animals. Protesol F collagen hydrolysate, is used as a dietary supplement for dogs, cats, and other domestic animals to improve joint function, bone density, protect against the progression of osteoporosis, and reduce pain and improve joint mobility in those animals suffering from arthritis.