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.
Pectin for innovative textures
Pectin is a natural component of plants. Its functionality has long been used in preparing jams and jellies from various fruits. Pectin was first isolated in the 1820s, but has been industrially produced only since the early 20th century.
Pectin occurs in many fruits, but is especially abundant in citrus fruits and apples. These plants contain in their tissue a mixture of pectin and cellulose which gives the plant its strength and flexibility. Many aspects of plant physiology and plant pathology involve pectin.
Today, commercial pectin is used in diverse applications such as jams, jellies, yogurt, acid dairy drinks and confectionery. As a nature derived product with acknowledged nutritional benefits, pectin is in high demand : in the food industry, where new applications are constantly being discovered, and increasingly in pharmaceutical and cosmetics applications.
Soft, diet & fruit juices,Juice drink concentrates, Nutritional fruit drinks, Flavored waters
|Confectionery||Fruit paste (HM pectin), Gelled articles (HM or LM pectin), Fillings (HM or LM pectin)|
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, Glazes, Reformed fruit & fruit snacks, Jam sugars (home made jam)
|Convenience food||Beverage powders, Ketchup & tomato sauces, Dressings & emulsified sauces, Marinades, Margarine & spreads, Dessert & food powders|
|Diary||Stabilization of acid dairy drinks, Yogurts|
Creating a more sustainable pectin supply chain and production
We work towards a more sustainable supply and production of our ingredients, including pectin.
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.