The jelly it is a substance that is obtained when the collagen present in the cartilage , the bones and the conjunctive tissue It is dissolved in water and subjected to a cooking process. In this way a gel is produced which, in its pure state, is tasteless, odorless and colorless.
Collagen is a protein , present in all animals, which composes the fibers. If this protein dissolves in water, it is boiled and then allowed to cool, the gelatin is generated.
It can be said that gelatin is heat reversible : to temperature environment, coagulates and curds, but if it heats up to 27º C , it becomes a fluid. Once in an aqueous state, it can be cooled again to solidify again.
The jelly, in short, is made up of collagen, Water and mineral salts. Its most common use is in the preparation of the dessert known, precisely, as dessert jelly .
In this case, they are added flavorings and flavorings To make the product tasty. Thus, in addition to the nutritional properties of gelatin, tempting flavors and aromas are added to the human being . It's possible to find strawberry jelly (Strawberry ), pineapple jelly or pineapple , peach jelly or peach , melon jelly and many others, which are sold in envelopes or boxes. To prepare them, you just have to dissolve the powder in water, then boil the solution and finally cool it to solidify.
The unflavored gelatin On the other hand, it is used for the preparation of various gastronomic preparations. Many cakes and cakes carry jelly without flavor to gain consistency.