As a multifunctional ingredient that gives texture and stability to the finished product, gelatin has become a highly valued ingredient in the food and beverage industry.

The gelatin protein structure closely resembles the proteins in the human body and this means that allergic reactions to gelatin are extremely rare. It is therefore also widely used in medical applications such as pharmaceutical capsules and tablets, blood plasma expanders, wound healing plasters, sponges, bone plugs (used in orthopedic surgery) etc.​