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The imino acid content of gelatin from goat skin (226 residues/1,000 residues) was higher than that reported for gelatin from silver carp waste (197 residues/1,000 residues) (Tavakolipour, 2011), grey triggerfish skin (176 residues/1,000 residues) (Jellouli et al.
Augustine collagen is surprisingly high, and the level of that imino acid may be the most important clue to its specific origin.
The imino acids proline and hydroxyproline also react with ninhydrin, but they give a yellow colored complex instead of a purple one.