What is pectin and what does it do?
Pectin is a type of starch (fibre) naturally found in fruits or commercially added to foods like jellies and jams as a way of thickening the mixture.
Pectin is used for slowing down digestion and adding bulk to food, whereas commercially it can be used as a thickener for a number of products.
Pectin can be naturally obtained from apples, bananas, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, and apricots. Some vegetables like peas, green beans, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes also offer a high amount of pectin.« Back to Glossary Index