- Pectin is a long
chain of pectic acid and pectinic acid molecules.
Pectin is available as white, yellowish, light greyish
or light brownish powder.
- Pectin is a
heteropolysaccharide derived from the cell wall of higher terrestrial
- Pectin is a natural
part of human diet, but does not contribute significantly to nutrition.
production of pectin contributes a lot to the complete process of juice
griseoroseum used for Mycelial growth and production of extracellular
pectin lyase at different concentrations of inducers.
Pectin is a purified
carbohydrate product obtained by aqueous extraction of appropriate
edible plant material - usually citrus fruits or apples.
Amidated pectin is
obtained from high ester pectin when ammonia is used in the alkaline
Commercial pectin is
normally blended with sugars for standardization purposes.
Pectin was obtained
from pilot scale extraction of fresh lime peel wastes
- Pectin has wide
applications in a variety of food formulations as jellying and
- Pectin is also being
recommended for use as fat replacer.
- Pectin is not
digested, and is considered a beneficial dietary fiber.
- Pectin is used as diluent or filler material
in synthetic food colour preparations.
The pectin isolated from the juice
of the inflorescence stalk of plantain (Musa sapientum) has been found
to show significant hypoglycemic effect both in normoglycemic and
alloxan diabetic rats.
- China's first 2000-ton standardized pectin
production line making it the largest pectin production base in Asia.
- Natraceutical currently produces 1,100 tonnes
of pectin, composed of 128 distinct types, which represent 10 per cent
of the group's income.
- The €46.7 million German plant produces some
4,500 metric tonnes of pectin annually sold through the firm's
The world market for pectin is worth $300m and is
growing at 5% per annum.
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