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Is gelatin derived from animals?

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Is gelatin derived from animals?
Gelatin is one of the more common proteins, but it cannot be prepared from animal horns, hooves, lungs, muscle tissue, or blood. It is derived from collagen, which is the primary constituent of a white, fibrous connective tissue occurring in animals (in the form of cartilage, sinews, skin, and bone protein). Upon hydrolysis, collagen yields many products, including gelatin.