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Pectin is a natural component of all edible plant material. Pectin is located in the plant cell walls and in a layer between the cells called middle lamella. Pectin gives firmness to the plants and influences growth and water household. Pectin is a soluble dietary fibre. Pectin is a polymer of galacturonic acid and with that an acidic polysaccharide. Part of the acids are present as methyl ester. Pectin is a hydrocolloid and binds a lot of water resulting in thickening and gelling properties.

Pectin was discovered in the nineteenth century, and has been used at home and in industry for many years.

Most commercial pectins are extracted from fruits. Today there is a range of different pectins for different uses.

Pectin is regulated by official specifications in most countries.

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