Jello, How It's Made!

Abigail Shemwell

What are you really eating?

  • Water
  • Gelatin
  • Adipic Acid (for tartness)
  • Sodium Cirtrate (controls acidity)
  • Citric Acid (for tartness)
  • Aspartame* and Acesulfame Potassium (sweeteners)
  • Artificial Flavor
  • Red 40
  • Salt
  • Blue 1
  • Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine

Nutrition Facts Per Serving- 1 serving= 1/4 package (22g)

  • Calories- 80
  • Total Fat 0%
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Sodium 80mg (3%)
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g (6%)
  • Sugars 19g
  • Protein 2g (not a significant source of protein)

Nutrition Facts Per Box- 1/2 cup

  • Calories- 320
  • Total Fat 0%
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Sodium 320mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 76g
  • Sugars 76g
  • Protein 8g

What it starts as

The gelatin in Jello is made from the collagen in cow or pig bones and skins. Manufacturers grind up the animal parts and use acid and a chemical processes to break down the cellular structures and release the collagen. Next, the mixture is boiled. The stuff that forms a layer on top is gelatin.

How to make it healthier

Healthy jello directions

  • Pour your juice into a saucepan
  • Add in 2 TB of gelatin and stir until the gelatin is dissolved
  • Turn on heat to medium and let simmer for about 10 minutes
  • Turn off heat and let sit for 1-2 minutes
  • Stir and taste
  • Pour mixture into a jello mold
  • Put jello into refrigerator and let sit for at least 3-4 hours

The History Of Jello

This article explains the history of Jello and how it came to be. It explains that the making of Jello was an accident. Over the years the creator sold it to a buyer and continues to grow over time, and is now loved all over the world.

HOW JELLO IS MADE (animal bone)