Review Some History of Gelatin
Gelatin comes from the Latin word "gelatus" which means "stiff" or "frozen". It comes from the collagen that takes the body parts of the animal. Now this kind of substance is used in food, medicine, photography, cosmetics and other industries.
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- In the Middle East 8,000 years ago, when people were cooking animal tissues, they found a sticky gum.
- 5,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians used the glue of animal glue to mix with wood glue as a furniture binder.
- In 1682, the British man John Evelyn's diary mentioned "jelly made of bones of beef ", referring to the gelatin produced from the bones of cattle.
- In 1754, the UK received the first patent for gelatin manufacturing.
- The nutritional value of gelatin was recognized in 1800-1815 and was systematically studied as a protein.
- In 1834, the French pharmacist FranÃ§ois Mott put a small leather bag filled with mercury into a gelatin concentrate, cooled and dried, and then removed a thin film covering the leather bag to form the initial gel capsules.
Reference: History of Gelatin, Gelatine, and JELL-O
Journal of Chinese Academy of Sciences
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