UniPECTINE® solutions - Uniquely perfected for you
Pectin is one of the core ingredients in the Cargill label-friendly portfolio: A water-soluble hydrocolloid with gelling and thickening functionalities.
Our passionate teams go above and beyond to ensure our UniPECTINE® solutions are helping to meet your unique formulation and texture needs. We take the time to understand your specific needs in order to provide solutions, not just products. Whether you are looking for specific gelation, setting speed, viscosity, mouthfeel or stabilization, there is a UniPECTINE® solution that has undergone extensive testing and will help to deliver an outstanding consumer product. We offer high-quality nature-derived fruit pectin solutions (HM & LM) in one of the widest pectin ranges commercially available.
Pectin, a versatile ingredient for innovative textures
Pectin is an ingredient and a natural component of plants. Pectin occurs in many fruits but is especially abundant in apples and citrus fruits. Fruit pectin is associated with cellulose in plant tissues, where it plays a fundamental role in determining their mechanical properties.
Pectin, as a food ingredient, can be used as a gelling agent, thickening agent and stabilizer in food applications.
At Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers Europe, we are working to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way and drive positive change across our supply chains. This includes supporting the creation of a more sustainable pectin supply chain and to more sustainable production.
53% of European consumers are aware of pectin. It is a well-known and perceived ingredient among European consumers versus other thickeners & gelling agents, and has a positive health perception.
Today, commercial pectin is used in diverse applications such as jams, jellies, yogurt, acid dairy drinks, bakery fillings and confectionery. As a nature-derived product with acknowledged nutritional benefits, pectin is in high demand: in the food & beverage industry, where new applications are constantly being discovered, and increasingly in pharmaceutical and cosmetics applications.
UniPECTINE® is tested for various applications
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.