What Is Gelatin? How to Cook With Gelatin
Written by the MasterClass staff
Last updated: Aug 11, 2021 • 2 min read
‘Gelatinous’ might not be high on your list of enticing food words, but it’s got a lot going for it, promise.
What Is Gelatin?
Gelatin is a protein derived from the collagen in animal parts; it acts as a kind of natural adhesive in foods like jams, jellies, and gummy candy like gummy bears. It’s also the gelling agent behind Jell-O’s signature wobble. Flavorless and colorless, gelatin products are found in powder or single-sheet form.