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Gelatin / Gelling Agents

Gelling agents are a group of texturing agents used to produce jellies (or gels, in the strict sense of the word).

These are products that can absorb water thanks to their structure, generating a three-dimensional network that converts the liquid into a solid or semi-solid.

The key differences between gelling agents are as follows:

  • Origin: animal or vegetable
  • Texture: soft, hard, creamy, brittle, elastic, etc.
  • Temperature: activation, gelling and melting point temperatures

There are also notable differences in their ability to withstand freezing, although this also depends on the soluble solids content of the formula.