Where Does Jello Come From?

Call me naive, but if you’ve had asked me that question a few days ago, I would’ve said syrup, sugar, water, artificial coloring, sweeteners, and gelatin. ‘Gelatin’, being some kind of plant extract like gum or something similar…

“Gelatin (US spelling) or gelatine (British spelling) (used to make Jell-o and other desserts) is made from the boiled bones, skins and tendons of animals. Gelatin can be made with fish bones, pork and/or beef skins. Gelatin is meat, bone, skin, hoof, or any other part/derivative.” —Wikipedia.org

Sources of Jello Production

In other words, that plain-looking jelly came from a once-living creature’s bones! I’d like to know, what vegetarians think of that? :O

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28 thoughts on “Where Does Jello Come From?

  1. you are right, the proper gelatine is made from boiling up bones, and skins, then the collagen comes out from these materials and the water turns into gelatin.

    there are chemical alternatives to gelatine plus also things like Xanthan Gum and Agar Agar which are both halal and vegan.

    veggies dont need to worry lol

  2. Gummy Bears have boiled bones in them too =[

    Are u sure it’s the same Jelly we eat? The one we buy in Jam3iya?

  3. gummi bears/cola قصدي الـ
    أمي كانت تلوع جبودنا لما نشتريه واحنا صغار، تقول فيه جيلاتين والجيلاتين عبارة عن سناسين خنزير لوووول

    سوري عالأرف

  4. 3ashan chithee ana a7ari9 enna I dont buy jello ella etha kan ma9no3 fi dawla 3arabiyya o mostly from KSA to make sure enna they dont use PORK

  5. Don, I didn’t say I’d give up on jelly, but knowing that it comes from bones came rather surprising to me. As for the chicks, I’m not disturbed by what they did as long as they’re being eaten instead of have them killed for no purpose.

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  7. we dont use jello we use kuzu or agar agar instead, both are tasteless and will take any shape u want and u can mix them with anything u want.. strawberries for sweets and in broths too.. agar agar is a sea vegetable and kuzu is a root of a plant..

  8. Yep, that’s what you get for trusting a completely editable, unchecked piece of crap like WIKIPEDIA.

    Have you been to the internet? Have you hung out there? IT’s a bunch of morons spouting off their ignorance to others who take it as the word of God.

    Gelatine WAS made from animal parts. Long ago. Now it’s all about plant extracts.

    Wikipedia… LOL?

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  10. I’m like the only person who doesn’t care that jello is made from boiled bones here. lol.

    IT’S STILL JIGGLY AND AWESOME. <3

  11. It is made from all of that stuff, but not always. Different manufacturers get it from different sources. The gelatin from bones, cartilage and connective tissue is the best because you can take it for arthritis and regrow your own cartilage. It’s hard to believe, but if you look around a little bit, you can find lot’s of studies to support it.

    http://intuitionutrition.org/nourishingjellominis.html

  12. I thought jello was form seaweed bec I remember we used to pick this certain seaweed from the ocean when its low tide, dried it then boiled it with water or juice of our choice for flavor, strained then cool it. We have our homemade jello.

  13. I don’t know what jelly is made if but there are lot of people saying it comes from jellyfish,grapes , getalin , or pig skin. But I am sick of all this shit so I might just not want to eat the shit any more .

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