What is Pectin?

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Pectin is a natural fibre found in plants, where it helps to bind the plant’s cells together. Certain fruits, like apples, oranges, lemons and limes, contain particularly high amounts of pectin.

For more than 250 years, pectin has been used as an ingredient in both home-cooking and food manufacturing for its powerful gelling and stabilising properties. It can be included in a wide range of food and beverage products as a way of improving quality, texture and shelf life.

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