- composed of long, stick like molecules; when dissolved in water, molecules seperate
- when liquid cools, molecules stick back together like a giant thing of straws
- made from cow/pig hooves, bones, connective tisssuew
- gelatin, water, sugar, glavorings, good coloring
- gelatin: processed collagen (animals)
- collagen: protein (amino acid building blocks)
- gelatin proteings made up of glycine, proline, etc.
- PROTEIN KEEPS SHAPE