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Any difference between porcine and beef gelatin?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 04, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Specifically, I'm curious to know whether it's worth the extra few dollars to get the Kosher, beef-derived Great Lakes Gelatin over it's porcine counterpart .

Is there any nutritional difference between these two? Any difference in flavor?

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on January 04, 2012
at 09:56 PM

LOL! BTW, I've not compared their beef and pork gelatin, but as these are both *unflavored* gelatins I cannot imagine there would be much difference in flavor. The beef gelatin I got had very little taste ;).

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on January 04, 2012
at 08:39 PM

ie. the only difference is how light your wallet is. :)

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7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on January 04, 2012
at 08:31 PM

The Great Lakes FAQ says:

Collagen obtained from either source of raw materials are measured both by physical and chemical characteristics using the same test methods. Results are very similar although some choose to use type B over type A do to their theological beliefs.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on January 04, 2012
at 08:39 PM

ie. the only difference is how light your wallet is. :)

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on January 04, 2012
at 09:56 PM

LOL! BTW, I've not compared their beef and pork gelatin, but as these are both *unflavored* gelatins I cannot imagine there would be much difference in flavor. The beef gelatin I got had very little taste ;).

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E51439cdef2a78d4068a51b88fa444ea

on March 08, 2013
at 06:01 PM

I bought the porcine by accident and there is a noticeable flavor. Like wet farm animals. I'd try the kosher.

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