Citric Acid is 100% food grade, meaning it’s safe to use around the kitchen and home. It is naturally derived from citrus fruits., not chemicals. Citric Acid is great for preserving food, but there are multiple uses for citric acid around your home. It is often used to descale hard water, create homemade cleaning detergents and dye yarn. Citric Acid can even be used to remove stains from your pool and to make Bath Bombs (fizzies). In the gelatin world, citric acid is used as a flavor booster. It adds that sour taste to gelatin desserts to magnify the acidic flavors such as strawberry, lemon, guava, pineapple, cherry, etc.
Titanium dioxide is found as a mineral in magmatic rocks and hydrothermal veins, as well as weathering rims on perovskite. Titanium Dioxide in it's food-grade form is used as a colorant to enhance and brighten the color of white foods such as dairy products, candy, frosting and acts as a primer for the milk gelatin mixture to prevent translucency and enhances the milk gelatin injections inside the clear gelatin. Titanium Dioxide exist in powder or liquid form and it is processed as food grade or as industrial purposes.
Gelatin is created when the animal collagen in the connective tissue, skin, and bones is heated slowly until it is broken down, creating a gelatin substance. Gelatin powder is made when this substance is dried out and then becomes individual grains. Gelatin powder can be derived from pork, beef and fish. Its translucency can depend on the animal derivation such as fish been the clearest down to beef been more amber color.
A little goes a long way with our Blossoms By Angelica concentrated flavorings! Our concentrated flavors also known as candy oils are not oil based and does not contain vegetable oil. The term "candy oils" is referred to as a concentrated substance that is not diluted. This flavoring are 3-4 times more concentrated than other grocery store brand marks. Use 2 to 3 Tbs. for every 1 liter of liquid recipe. Can be added when your recipe concoction is hot. Typical uses: hard candy, general candy making, cakes, cookies, frosting, ice cream and a wide variety of other baking and confectionery applications.
Food coloring is also known as artificial color. It is added to food and drinks to create a specific appearance. Artificial colors contain various chemicals and are commonly derived from petroleum products. Conveniently, they are available in various forms, including liquids, powders, gels, and pastes. Food coloring comes in natural form as well that is derived from vegetables and minerals. Food coloring is applied to the injectable gelatin milk recipe to add color along with titanium dioxide. This becomes your color palette to start creating 3D jelly flowers.
Agar Agar. One of the most common vegetarian alternatives to gelatin is agar agar. Production of this flavorless thickening agent involves cooking and pressing seaweed, typically until it reaches a powdered or flaked form.
Konnyaku or Konjac is a vegan jelly substitute that comes in a form of a powder, which in turn comes from the konjac root (aka Devil's Tongue Yam.) It doesn't dissolve in the mouth as quickly as regular gelatin. You need to chew it, like a gummy bear.