By Muiread on Friday, January 19th, 2018
Why is gelatin so good?
Gelatin has been used for generations to make all kinds of delicious treats like jellies, sauces and desserts. What we might not realise is how good naturally sourced gelatin is for our health. Gelatin comes from the protein, collagen, which goes to work in our body to naturally boost collagen production that supports digestion, gut lining, bones, joints and muscle tissue, and immunity.
How is gelatin good for gut health?
The gut is largely where our immune system resides and is linked to every area of our body including our brain. Factors in everyday life contribute to the damage of our gut, upsetting the sensitive internal balance. Gelatin provides the necessary building blocks, like glycine to support the gut lining, encouraging the growth of good bacteria keeping our immune system strong.
How is gelatin made?
Nutra Organics Natural Gelatin comes from pasture-raised Australian cows. Type I and III collagen proteins are used in gelatin manufacture, going through a process to create an odourless, colourless and tasteless gelatin powder.
Support wellness from the inside out
Use gelatin to make gummies and other treats. Add to soups and sauces.
Note: add half the gelatin if making a ‘softset’ like pannacotta.
Love your gut with these yummy, tummy gummies!
1/4 cup Natural Gelatin
1/2 cup water
200ml coconut milk
2 tbsp The Wholefood Pantry Maple Syrup
2 scoops Collagen Beauty or Collagen Body
Add your flavour: We used our Velvet Latte, Clean Protein Turmeric, and a shot of coffee in these! You could try melted dark chocolate, or even some blitzed up berries!
Bloom gelatin by adding the water and gelatin in a bowl together, combine and leave for a couple of minutes. Heat coconut milk in a saucepan and take off the heat just before it starts to simmer, then add to the gelatin and mix to allow to fully dissolve. Take care not to boil the coconut milk. Add maple syrup for sweetness and your flavouring. Pour into silicone moulds and set in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.
About Nutra Organics
Nutra Organics was founded by an Australian couple with a passion for health and wellness, who aim to remedy this by making whole food nutrition as easy and accessible as possible to everybody. Their philosophy is to ensure foods are as good as they should be rich in vitamins and minerals, free from pesticides and other horticultural residues, easy to incorporate into the diet and good bang for your buck.
Nutra Organics range includes foods ideal for those following a paleo diet, with a range of high-quality bone broth powders, as well as vegan-friendly products including green powders for superfood smoothies, and fermented and sprouted protein powder.