About Gelatine

Gelatine is a natural and healthy foodstuff with a long tradition. The pure protein offers a large number of as yet unbeaten advantages and plays a major role in the modern food industry. Gelatine is suitable for gelling, thickening and stabilizing dishes and gives them their creamy consistency.

But that’s not all. Gelatine is a real all-rounder and is used in the most varied sectors of industry for the most diverse products. In particular, gelatine is indispensable for the pharmaceuticals and photographic industries.


Gelatine is a pure natural protein obtained from animal raw materials containing collagen. Gelatine is a food ingredient and not a food additive with an E-Number.


Is it not impressive that a foodstuff with such a long tradition as gelatine still plays so important a role in the modern food industry?

Comparison hydrocolloids

Gelatine is worldwide the most used hydrocolloid due to its unique properties. In comparison to gelatine, carrageen forms a brittle, barely elastic gel. Pectin gels have no elastic properties at all. Alginates form clear, elastic gels, but their melting point is much higher than that of gelatine.



There is no doubt that the manufacture of gelatine-like mixtures goes back as far as the Ancient Egyptians. Furthermore, sources show that banquets in centuries gone by included gelatine specialties, such as trout or fruits in gelatine, as particular delicacies.


Gelatine is a thoroughly natural product. This also explains the special responsibility of the GME member companies to protect human health, nature and environment sustainably.


Gelatine is a pure collagen protein obtained from animal raw materials. Most gelatine in Europe is obtained from pig. Other gelatines are sourced from cattle or fish.


Gelatine has always been a healthy and safe foodstuff. The European gelatine manufacturers have always stood for top gelatine quality - this can be seen in the careful selection of high-quality raw materials and in the multi-layered manufacturing process itself.

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