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What is Pectin?

Pectin is a heteropolysaccharide, a structural acid contained in the primary lamella, in the middle lamella, and in the cell walls of terrestrial plants.

The principal, chemical component of pectin is galacturonic acid which was isolated and described by Henri Braconnot in 1825.

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Where do you get pectin?

Pectin is a naturally occurring polysaccharide — a type of carbohydrate — that provides a thicker consistency in preserves and fillings, making them ideal for spreading. It’s found in particular abundance in the skin of citrus fruits and apples, and pectin levels decrease as the fruit ripens.

Does pectin expire?

Pectin starts to weaken immediately after extraction from citrus peel. It will take approximately 18 months to 2 years before the end user will start to notice weaker gels.

Can bacteria grow on pectin?

The results suggest that pectin fermentation increases bacterial species belonging to Clostridium cluster XIV (Lachnospira, Dorea, and Clostridium), with Lachnospira displaying the greatest increase. The results also confirm that pectin fermentation leads to the production of acetate and butyrate.