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Don't use jello for protein
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vivek chittineni
(vivek16) - F
Don't use jello for protein on 03/02/2012 13:25:20 MST Print View

I just learned that gelatin is made from collagen and only consists of 3 amino acids (all non-essential).

In other words, using gelatin as a source of protein (as I've heard some of you talk about) is a bad idea. You're better off carrying powdered eggs or TVP.

Stay safe out there.

Edited by vivek16 on 03/02/2012 13:26:55 MST.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
Re: Don't use jello for protein on 03/02/2012 13:30:23 MST Print View

Or dehydrated bean flakes.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Don't use jello for protein on 03/02/2012 14:41:43 MST Print View

I have better luck with dehydrated quinoa, dehydrated kidney beans, and dehydrated garbanzo beans.


Cesar Valdez
(PrimeZombie) - F

Locale: Scandinavia
Learn to fish on 03/02/2012 15:18:56 MST Print View

My hobo fishing kit is 80g and I have caught plenty of fish with it. Fish is a great source of protein, and weigh nothing in your pack, so long as you can catch them out there. Mmm... nothing like grilled perch on a stick.

Ben F
(tekhna) - F
Re: Don't use jello for protein on 03/02/2012 16:26:37 MST Print View

People were using jello for protein?

jello on 03/02/2012 19:04:23 MST Print View

Two issues stopped me.

1) couldnt find a refrigerator light enough
2) also couldnt find an extension cord long enough.

Dustin Judd
(ddujnitsud) - F
SSHHHH! on 03/06/2012 20:43:37 MST Print View

Bill Cosby might hear you.

Alan henson
(355spider) - F

Locale: DFW
Thats funny on 05/13/2012 16:09:48 MDT Print View

I can't believe people would really think you could eat Jello for protein. Beans don't have all the essential amino acids to make complete proteins in humans either. Add rice to it and you're there. Spirulina is a complete protein as well.

Susan Papuga
(veganaloha) - M

Locale: USA
Re: Re: Don't use jello for protein on 05/20/2012 01:18:45 MDT Print View

For protein? really?

Not only is jello grosss - since it's really just ground bovine hoof, water, sugar, artificial flavors and colors - but how would it ever qualify as a protein source?

Plus, so many great protein options exist. In addition to soy protein sports drink mixes or bars, there are nuts, tofu, dehydrated legumes, quinoa and couscous, etc.

So much better and so easy to carry!

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: Re: Re: Don't use jello for protein on 05/20/2012 18:34:03 MDT Print View

Just bring real protein. They make foil pouches of tuna and salmon you can find in most grocery stores. Sometimes you can find chicken (you can't say the b-word here, but it's the body part that starts with a b) and, god forbid, spam slices in foil pouches, too. The other day I found cooked duck legs at an Asian store and some stuff that can be only described as pork fluff. Looks like brown cotton candy. Also lots of dried fish, including dried whole fish like anchovy or squid. But yeah, hooks and some velveeta or other bait is probably going to be the best protein, if you can catch it.