Overview: What is Pectin?
Pectin is a polysaccharide found in the cells of a range of plants. It has a range of sources and comes in a variety of weights and densities. This collection of sources makes it significantly more flexible when Pectin processes into an off-white to beige powder.
Manufacturing Pectin is created by adding plant material (typically fruit) into a hot, diluted acid, usually with a pH of 1.5 - 3.5. This acid then effectively extracts the Pectin from the plant matter. Afterwards, ethanol or isopropanol precipitate it before separation. Finally, the product gets washed, dried and milled to create the standardised and final product for sale.
As a thickening, gelling and stabilising agent, the mildly sweet product is a staple in food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and industrial products up and down the country. The most common application of these is as a gelling agent in jams and marmalade. This ability creates a thick, consistent texture throughout the product.
Other food and beverage applications include protein drinks, yoghurts, fruit juices and baked goods. Beyond this, it is a pharmaceutical addition to healing salves, a cosmetics stabiliser in shampoos, moisturisers and finally as an additive in cigars.
Pectin at Kilo Ltd.
Kilo supplies businesses throughout Britain and Ireland with a wide range of ingredients. With an emphasis on quality products and high-class service, we ensure our customers get the very best product at the best possible price. Whether a single bag or beyond, we will treat you like the valued customer you deserve.
Hopefully, this information helps you a little. Should you require additional information, pricing, quality documentation, specs or anything else, Kilo are happy to assist. Get in touch using the links on the page and website, email or call 01384 293 222 & our experienced team will happily assist.
|Foods|||||Jams, Sauces, Marmalade, Yoghurts, Ice Creams|
|Beverages|||||Protein Drinks, Fruit Juices|
|Cosmetics|||||Toothpaste, Shampoos, Moisturisers, Healing Salves|
This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.