Cargill offers one of the widest ranges of commercially available pectins, employing proven and state-of-the-art production processes. Together with the company's recognized formulation expertise, this enables the formulation of commercial pectin products tailored to very specific needs in different applications.
Most of Cargill’s pectin products are available under the trade name Unipectine™, which is well known in the industry and has been synonymous with high quality for many years. Unipectine™ products offer fully functional flexibility regarding gelation, setting speed, viscosity, mouthfeel and stabilization, while ensuring full controllability and consistent final performance.
The bulk of the world's pectin production is used for the preparation of jams and jellies, but pectin has increasingly gained significance as a gelling agent in acidic food products due to its stability at low pH values.
Today, the most significant applications for pectin include:
- Soft, diet & fruit juices
- Juice drink concentrates
- Nutritional fruit drinks
- Flavored waters
- Fruit paste (HM pectin)
- Gelled articles (HM or LM pectin)
- Fillings (HM or LM pectin)
- Beverage powders
- Ketchup & tomato sauces
- Dressings & emulsified sauces
- Margarine & spreads
- Dessert & food powders
- Stabilization of acid dairy drinks
- Traditional jams
- Low calorie jams
Fruit preparations for yogurts
- Preparations for bakery and pastry fillings
- Preparations for fruit, fruit cream-based desserts and water jellies
- Reformed fruit & fruit snacks
- Jam sugars (homemade jam)
Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.