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Any benefit to eating supermarket gelatin?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 10, 2012 at 11:48 AM

This for example is 100% Pork Gelatine, I've been putting some under my eyes at night in an attempt to thicken the skin to reduce my dark circles and though it may be wishful thinking I swear it is having some effect. Would there be any benefit to eating it as well? Even if it's supermarket stuff?

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=258448743

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on November 05, 2012
at 03:54 PM

What if it's improperly-made gelatin?

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on September 10, 2012
at 02:02 PM

24 hour broth (or even "perpetual broth" in the slow cooker) should be a staple of every kitchen. The WAPFers are your best source on this. Just note that veggie scraps can give an off taste when simmered for a long time. Add them at the end, or make dehydrated vegetable soup mix from them.

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on September 10, 2012
at 12:20 PM

Gelatin (and collagen as well) can have some beneficial effects on you: it's been found to reduce joint pain in athletes (and may do so for those with arthritis as well) and can possibly improve sleep quality. (source: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-coq10-gelatin-fruit-and-eggs-and-ldl/#axzz263aZAxvy) However, if it's feasible, I'd highly recommend getting your gelatin through bone broth instead of pure gelatin. Bone broth is dead easy to make (put bones, some veggies, and a heck of a lot of water in a pot and simmer it for 6-18 or even 24 hours; the longer it cooks, the more nutritious the broth), contains many other nutrients besides the glycine, and is far more delicious ;)

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on September 10, 2012
at 02:02 PM

24 hour broth (or even "perpetual broth" in the slow cooker) should be a staple of every kitchen. The WAPFers are your best source on this. Just note that veggie scraps can give an off taste when simmered for a long time. Add them at the end, or make dehydrated vegetable soup mix from them.

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on November 05, 2012
at 02:36 PM

I was wondering the same thing. Getting into using commercial unflavoured gelatin as a base for other foods, and I was wondering how nutritious it is.

I also make gelatinous bone broth constantly... but 'jello' (unflavoured) is a quick and easy thing to make. Coconut milk flavoured with chai tea jello pudding for example.

Interesting about putting it under your eyes. I used it for halloween make-up on my face, makes a great undead skin, and afterwards noticed a very moisturized and smooth effect.

Maybe need to try a gelatin mask on a regular basis!

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on September 10, 2012
at 12:34 PM

Gelatin is gelatin if it's properly-made gelatin.

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on November 05, 2012
at 03:54 PM

What if it's improperly-made gelatin?

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