There are 3 different bases of the jelly candy.
- Gelatin based jelly candy
- Pectin based jelly candy
- Carrageenan based jelly candy
You can make jelly candy by using different types of ingredients depending on the target market.
Jelly candies are made from Gelatin｜Pectin｜Carrageenan, Glucose syrup, sugar, purified water, sodium citrate, fruit and plant extracts, flavors, colors, and a little citric acid, etc, blended all these ingredients controlling various characteristics to come up with the best taste and texture.
For health benefits, you can make Organic Jelly, multivitamins Jelly and more which approved by food experts.
Let’s see the details of the main ingredients for making the Jelly candy:
The white stuff we know as sugar is sucrose, Like all compounds made from these three elements, sugar is a carbohydrate. It’s found naturally in most plants, but especially in sugarcane and sugar beets.
Gelatin is a natural protein derived from raw collagen, which is a safe product. It contains eighteen amino acids, some of which are essential parts of a healthy diet.
This is the main ingredient that you require for the making of gummy bear candy. It will form a gel-like, thick solution when you mix it properly with the right amount of ingredients including water. Mixing gelatin properly in the right conditions will lead to the formation of a chewy gummy texture of the Jelly candy.
Glucose syrup also known as confectioner’s glucose is a liquid sweetener that is well-tolerated and very versatile. Glucose is sugar. It creates long carbohydrate molecules that get all tangled up and prevents the other sugars from crystallizing and gives Jelly candy its translucent appearance.
The universal and the main solvent that you will use in mixing all the ingredients for making gummy candy. The proportions of water that you add to the mixture for a perfect mixture. It is also the main lubrication ingredient that assists in making the gummy bear candy softer.
Sodium citrate to assure the Jelly candy uniformity and product purity.
To give Jelly candy different mouth feeling of flavors. You can also make different types of Jelly candy flavors including orange, raspberry, cherry, grape, pineapple, strawberry, and lemon among others.
Food color also called color additive, it is the key to making a variety of color gummies.
Citric acid is an important ingredient in Jelly candies to help wake up the flavor. It comes from citrus fruits and juices. It’s also a preservative that ensures long shelf life for jelly candy.