Gelatin is a hydrocolloid (water-loving) material, high in amino acids, and can absorb up to ten times its weight in water.
Gelatin is a pure, unique, nutritional protein providing many of the essential amino acids.
Gelatin is not chemically modified, nor produced from genetically modified materials—gelatin is entirely natural.
In its solid dry state, gelatin is a vitreous, brittle, solid material, faintly yellow to honey-like in colour, with about 10% moisture content.
When gelatin is ground to its commercial granular form, it is usually in particles the size of sand or sugar.
Gelatin has an almost indefinite shelf life when properly stored.