He hua kai ka takea mai i te kiri me te wheua kararehe, he nui te pūmua kei roto. Mā te kōhua i te kiri me te wheua kararehe e puta ai te keretini, he hāpiapia te āhua, he tae-kore, he tāwara-kore hoki. Ka whakamahia hei tāpiringa kai, mātua rā hei whakakukū i ngā momo kai pērā i te tiere, i te aihikirīmi me te rare. Ka whakamahia hoki hei tāpiringa pūmua.
A food product which derives from animal skin and bone, and contains a large amount of protein. The skin and bones of animals are boiled to produce the gelatine which is gummy, colourless and tasteless. It is used as a food additive, mainly to thicken food such as jelly, icecream and confectionary. It is also used as a protein supplement.