Organisms needs collagen
Physicians, biochemists and biologists all have an interest in native collagen. One of the main reasons is that it is omnipresent in most living organisms. Connective tissue, for example, is an important constructional substance: it gives tendons, ligaments and skin their firmness and elasticity. However, the role of connective tissue and the collagen it contains is not just confined to structural purposes.
Connective tissue absorbs practically all extracellular and extravascular fluids and is therefore highly involved in regulating water and electrolytes in the body. It protects the organism from infection and plays a major part in wound healing. These characteristic properties make collagen - extracted from native collagen - very interesting indeed.
These characteristic properties make collagen - extracted from native collagen - highly interesting. This is one of the reasons GELITA developed PARGEL®, a product that is used especially in the meat processing industry as a water binder, texturizer and emulsifier.
In this way, meat products can be given more firmness and a more stable texture.