IPPA

How is pectin used in organic food products?

Commercial pectin products are extracted from selected natural vegetable raw materials (mainly citrus fruit peel and apple pomace) by a watery extraction at low pH usually using addition of mineral acid to create a controlled acidity. By adding alcohol to the extract pectin is precipitated in a pure form. The commercial product is further dried and milled into a powder and may be standardized by adding sugar or dextrose to a constant grade of functionality.