How To Make Gummies: Tips and Recipes
It doesn’t get much easier than a two-ingredient recipe – and it’s incredible how much therapeutic nutrition you can receive from two simple ingredients. Homemade gummies (or homemade gelatin) are delicious, versatile, family-friendly and fun to make and eat. We have a full guide to help you learn how to make gummies. From what kind of gelatin to use, to flavour options, to how to pull off the best consistency, we’ve got you covered.
How to Make Gummies: Best Tips and Recipes
Culinary Nutrition Benefits of Homemade Gummies
Why make your own gummies in the first place?
Many conventional gummy candy brands contain highly refined and processed sugars like glucose syrup, which can negatively impact our health. They have natural and artificial flavours, which in most cases are synthetically produced, as well as food dyes that are associated with cancer and hypersensitivity. Lastly, they typically contain unhealthy or unsustainable oils. Despite their claims of containing ‘real fruit’, most brands are well-removed from any whole food source.
On the other hand, homemade gummies:
As whole fruit juice is naturally sweet on its own, you typically don’t need to add any extra sugar to it, either.
What Is Gelatin: Health Benefits and Why It’s Important for Gummy Recipes
A key ingredient in homemade gummies is gelatin. It helps them ‘gel’, and is also rich in culinary nutrition benefits.
Gelatin is an incredible source of protein, which is vital for:
Gelatin is derived from animal bones. Specific amino acids in animal bones include glycine, glucosamine and chondroitin, which can aid with tissue repair, sleep, mobility and skin health.
Gelatin Vs. Collagen: What’s the Difference?
Gelatin is extracted from collagen – it’s actually a broken-down form of collagen. Gelatin has a shorter chain of amino acids, which is what makes it simpler for us to digest than collagen.
Nutritionally, gelatin and collagen are similar but their consistencies are very different. Collagen completely dissolves in liquid, for example, if you add it to a smoothie or an…