Pectin: A Versatile Ingredient
Pectin is an ingredient and a natural component of plants that 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. Cargill is a pectin supplier to the food industry.
Pectin is used in diverse applications such as yogurt, confectionery and acid milk drinks. Pectin has the image of a natural product and has acknowledged nutritional benefits. Pectin is also used to optimize the mouthfeel of fruit-based beverages and as a protein stabilizer in acidified dairy products.
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Pectin's "A-Peeling" Future
From plant-based dairy alternatives to low-calorie beverages, learn how pectin is helping brands respond to today’s biggest marketplace trends.Download
Pectin Product Overview
An excellent thickener, gelling agent and stabilizer, today’s pectin is a source for satisfying mouthfeel in reduced-sugar beverages, shelf-stable appeal in low-pH dairy beverages, and flavorful gummies with label-friendly appeal.Download
A-peeling pectin finds growing market for reduced-sugar, label-friendly formulation. This time-tested ingredient is sparking new innovations, as formulators rediscover its aptitude for thickening, gelling and protein stabilization.Download
Snapshot of how pectins help manufacturers bring pleasing products to market.Download
When shoppers see pectin on an ingredient label, they may be flooded with memories of their Grandmother’s sweet strawberry jam. But this versatile ingredient has changed drastically over the past decade.Download
Our Pectin Experts Help with Confectionery Challenges
Technical advancements in pectin – as well as consumer’s interest in label-friendly and reduced-sugar products – have encouraged more manufacturers to include this fruit-derived thickener and gelling agent in product formulations.Download
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