Halal gelatin capsule
Halal gelatin is a kind of gelatin that complies with Islamic law, including the prohibition of using any pig products. The capsule is made of halal gelatin and auxiliary materials. It consists of two capsule shells, a cover, and a body and is mainly used to hold solid medicines. Such as homemade powder, health care products, medicines, etc., for users to solve the problem of bad taste, bad taste. In addition, the capsules can also be printed with text, trademarks, and patterns, presenting a unique customized appearance.
Our advantage in halal gelatin
We are the manufacturer of halal gelatin capsules. We have a halal certificate, guaranteeing product safety and quality. Compared with animal gelatin, vegetarians prefer halal gelatin, such as in Islam and other Middle Eastern countries.
Halal Gelatin Specifications
|Product Name||Pharmaceutical gelatin||Net weight||5 tons|
|Inspection date||June 6, 2020||Lot no.||June 5, 2020|
|Appearance||Light yellow to yellow granule|
|Inspection items||Unit||Standard||Test result|
|Jelly Strength (6.67%, 10 ℃)||Bloom.g||≥180||244|
|Engler Viscosity(6.67%, 40 ℃）||°E||≥10||13.4|
|Viscosity degradation(6.67 %,37℃)||%||﹤7.0||3.21|
|Heavy metal||%||≤0.003||Meet the specification|
|Total Bacterial Count||cfu/g||≤10000||﹤10|
Benefits of halal gelatin capsules
Halal gelatin is mainly used in capsule production in the pharmaceutical industry. The main ingredients of soft capsules, two-piece hard capsules, and enteric-coated capsules are gelatin. Halal gelatin is often used as a binder, humectant, and coating agent in the production of tablets. Gelatin is lubricious and non-irritating, so it is the first choice as the basic ingredient of lozenges and lozenges. Gelatin is also considered an excellent stabilizer and emulsifier in pharmaceutical emulsion formulations. Gelatin can also be used in external medicine formulations to treat various skin diseases, and it can also be used as an adhesive to make the bandage adhere to the applied medicine tightly. Gelatin can also be applied to glycerin-based suppositories and as a carrier for certain dietary supplements.
Production of halal gelatin
Gelatin is derived from collagen. It is an insoluble fibrous protein that exists in vertebrates. It is an important part of connective tissue and bones. Gelatin is produced by the hydrolysis of collagen. There are many types of gelatin products. Its composition is based on collagen. The source and the method of hydrolysis treatment vary.
1、Preparation of halal collagen material
Currently, the main raw materials used in producing Halal halal gelatin are beef bones and cowhide. The non-collagenous substances in the raw materials, such as inorganic substances (present in the bovine bone), fat, and protein (present in the cowhide), are removed through various treatment methods to prepare collagen for extraction.
• Bone—Fresh bone, also called raw bone or raw bone, is derived from the product of halal slaughter of cattle. It must be purified, defatted, dried, sieved, mashed (crushed to particles of 1 to 2 cm), etc. The obtained granular bone is then treated with dilute hydrochloric acid to remove inorganic salts, and finally, a sponge-like product, namely collagen, is obtained.
• Skins derived from cowhide produced after halal slaughter, mainly leftovers (raw hides) after trimming in leather production. The cowhide fragments are dehaired with lime water or sulfide solution and then loosened mechanically.
2、Process of halal gelatin production
In the production of halal gelatin, both collagen and cowhide fragments need to be treated with alkaline chemicals for a long time at room temperature. The commonly used alkaline chemical is lime water. The lime water soaking time ranges from 8 to 12 weeks according to the pre-treatment conditions, the material difference of each batch, and the cowhide fragments’ size. The soaking process can be controlled by adjusting the alkalinity of the lime water, and the termination time of the whole process can be judged by acid titration or a small sample extraction experiment. Collagen takes longer to soak in lime water than sheepskin fragments. Lime should be added during soaking to maintain a relative excess to compensate for the consumed lime. After the soaking, the intermediate product is thoroughly washed with cold water to remove excess lime, and then acidity adjustment and hot water extraction are required.
What is halal gelatin?
Source of halal gelatin
Gelatin is a traditional water-soluble functional protein that can form a transparent gel under certain conditions. The main source of gelatin is pig skin, which is used in processed foods and pharmaceutical products. Although the incorporation of gelatin derived from pigs in food has attracted attention in the Muslim community, as in Islam, it is unacceptable and is called Haram in Islam.
However, in recent years, initiatives have been taken to produce halal gelatin from other animal sources, such as fish, chicken, and cattle slaughter. Therefore, we have emphasized different sources and methods of alternative sources of gelatin for pigs to detect the content of edible products, pork, or other things. This review may help provide information to large companies to minimize or, where possible, eliminate the use of porcine gelatin in commercial food and pharmaceutical products.
Gelatin is a high-molecular-weight fibrin formed by thermal hydrolysis of collagen, accounting for about 25-35% of the total body protein. It is the main protein connective tissue and widely exists in mammals, birds, and fish. Generally speaking, gelatin plays a vital role in food processing and formulation. Other functional properties of gelatin are foaming, emulsification, coagulation index, and water retention. Gelatin has various commercial uses in food, medicine, cosmetics, and photography.
The Muslim population, which accounts for 23.4% of the world’s population, has an increasing demand for halal food. Regarding the increasing demand for halal food, many scholars and scientists have questioned whether gelatin extracted from pig skin is used in almost all processed foods. However, Muslims disapprove of banned gelatin, such as pig gelatin, except in extreme cases when there are no other options. In contrast, gelatin extracted from halal food can replace gelatin extracted from pork, fish, beef, chicken, and turkey.
The main source of gelatin is pig skin, but other sources can also help meet the requirements for gelatin production. The content of pigs is 46% of the total output of gelatin and cowhide. Therefore, more attention has been paid to alternatives to porcine gelatin. Further discussing alternatives derived from porcine gelatin, fish gelatin still has a lower market share than bovine and porcine gelatin. However, many scientific studies have shown that the film-forming properties of aquatic-derived gelatin are better than that of mammals. In addition, the low melting point isinglass has good food sensory properties and release characteristics. Therefore, gelatin extraction from halal food has become an important issue. In contrast, gelatin from poultry, animals, and especially the sea can be accepted as halal food and may become a potential substitute for porcine gelatin.
The unique gelatinization, stability, healing, ointment, capsule, and coating properties of gelatin make it the most widely used biodegradable compound in commercial food production, pharmaceutical, and photographic industries. The transparent structure of halal gelatin proves its importance, especially in the food and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, it is reported that several tons of gelatin are used in candy, desserts, meat, ice cream, and baked goods every year. In addition, gelatin can inhibit the recrystallization of lactose during cold storage. In the pharmaceutical industry, gelatin is needed to manufacture hard and soft capsule shells, tablets, granules, and syrups because it is a natural coating material and is easy to digest.
According to reports, the gelatin used in the pharmaceutical industry accounts for about 6% of the total output of halal gelatin capsules. For the sports industry, gelatin plays an important role in producing energy drinks for athletes and is an essential part of energy drinks. Photographic technology was originally used in 1871 to prepare a glass plate in a gel after coating it with a photosensitive layer. Gelatin in the cosmetics industry is important because it is commonly used in shampoo, lipstick, conditioner, cream, and nail formulations. In addition, aquatic gelatin may be better suited to the halal market than mammal and pig gelatin.
Pigskin is currently the main source of gelatin production in the international market, but it has always been controversial among ethnic minorities such as Muslims and Jews. Therefore, we summarized alternative sources of porcine gelatin, which have better gelatinization, oxidation resistance, and functionality than porcine gelatin. In addition, we have listed the market data of some major Islamic countries, which shows that all these countries can produce a large amount of halal gelatin and can make their gelatin sufficient.
The use of halal gelatin in cosmetics, medicine, diet, and treatment
Gelatin is also often used as an emulsifier and smoothing agent in various cosmetics. Gelatin is also commonly used to produce cosmetic creams or curling liquids; sometimes, as a protein, it produces “protein” shampoos and conditioners. If halal gelatin can be used in these products, it will increase the market share in Muslim countries.
Different types of gelatin have different medical uses. For example, an absorbent gelatin sponge can stop bleeding, and gelatin powder can be used as dusting powder on medical gloves. This is because gelatin is compatible with the body’s metabolic processes, and it does not bring complications to open wounds. Gelatin is also a very good dietary and therapeutic aid to prevent obesity. Low-sugar gelatin desserts consume more calories in the digestion process of the human body than their calories.
A proper amount of gelatin can be used as a protein source for nutritional disorders improving food or baby food. In addition, gelatin can also be used to treat dyspepsia, peptic ulcers, muscle disorders, fragile nails, and other diseases. Gelatin is also often used as a plasma solubilizer for treating shock. The medical and pharmaceutical industries should consider using halal gelatin instead of general gelatin to meet the market needs of Muslim consumers. Halal gelatin has the same functional characteristics as ordinary gelatin. Still, its production cost will be slightly higher, but halal gelatin can open up many new market shares for the product.
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