Uses: Pectin is mainly used as a gelling agent, but can also act as thickener, water binder and stabiliser.
The key characteristics being that it forms jelly and jam-type gels in presence of sugar and acid which is then used to gel various foods, drugs, and cosmetics.
Uses include confectionery, high-sugar jellies, jams, preserves, marmalades and acid milk drinks.
Description: Pectin is found in ripe fruit such as apples and plums but mainly prepared from citrus peel, traditionally lemons, limes and grapefruit.
Also known as (i) pectin (ii) amidated pectin