The Exciting World of Gelatine and Collagen Peptides

The GELITA Blog is the expert blog about gelatine and collagen peptides. Immerse yourself in the world of #AmazingGelatine and #AmazingCollagen and share your knowledge and expertise with us.

10, 2021
4 min

Collagen peptides: a sporting triumph

We love sport and, as a company, support events, teams, young talent- and professional athletes. Most of the GELITA staff love sport, too, and that’s great because physical exercise is good for the mind, body and spirit. There really is no better way to de-stress. ‘Happy hormones’ serotonin and dopamine flood the body during long periods of exercise and make us feel invincible. Furthermore, team sports help teach young people accountability, dedication, leadership and other skills. So what’s not to love?

26, 2021
3 min

DAVIS Gelatine – the relaunch of an Australian icon

In this blog, we’re going to tell you a heart-warming tale from Down Under - a story about Sir George F. Davis who dropped out of an independent boys’ school in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand, at a young age and set sail in search of adventure. When his first business venture failed, he started DAVIS Gelatine in Australia in 1917, with his last $25. The company quickly became a huge success and before long, people all over the world had heard of the DAVIS brand. Fast forward more than 100 years and it’s still much in demand today, particularly in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East. The company - one of the first Australian food brands to go global - also went on to launch and publish the original Australian cookery books “Dainty Dishes”, which are now collectors’ items and can be found in museums around Australia.

23, 2021
4 min


Marshmallows are sweets that have been popular for decades. Although marshmallows seem quite modern, they do in fact date back to the ancient Egyptians in 2000 BC who made a honey based candy and thickened it with the sap of the marsh mallow plant. Fast forward to France in the 19th century: the first whipped marshmallows appeared when marsh mallow sap was combined with egg white and sugar. Seeking a more efficient manufacturing process, candy makers in Europe developed the starch mogul system, in which a mixture of marsh mallow root, sugar, egg white and water was heated and then poured into cornstarch molds.

12, 2021
3 min


Eating habits are changing like never before, largely as a result of growing interest in flexitarian diets, along with vegetarian and vegan products. The sourcing of food is also a key consideration for many ethnic and religious groups (kosher, halal). However, it’s important to bear in mind that when it comes to meat-free products, both chefs and consumers are unwilling to compromise on convenience, indulgence, texture and visual appeal. That’s why here at GELITA, technical experts have expanded our gelling agent portfolio by delivering a world-first: agar-agar sheets.

08, 2021
4 min

Rock on! Sport climber thanks TENDOFORTE® for improved strength and mobility

As sport climbing prepares to make its debut at this year’s Tokyo Olympics, athletes will be hoping to rise to the challenge of scaling huge heights using just their hands and feet. Strength, power and agility are also essential for this testing physical feat, as climbers race up vertical walls using various hand and foot holds.