What is PECTIN?

What is PECTIN?

The primary source of pectin is apples, about 1 to 1.5% of an apple is pectin.


Where does PECTIN come from?

Fruit: Apples, guavas, quince, plums, gooseberries, even oranges. Orange Peals are about 30% pectin, Apples are 1-1.5% pectin. Usually pectin is made from the crushed remains when these fruits after they are juiced.


How is PECTIN made?

From source fruit, pectin is extracted by adding hot dilute acid at pH-values from 1.5 – 3.5. During several hours of extraction, the protopectin loses some of its branching and chain-length and goes into solution. After filtering, the extract is concentrated in vacuum and the pectin then evaporated by adding ethanol or isopropanol.

   

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