International Pectin Producers' Association
What is the International
Pectin Producers' Association and how do I contact
is a natural component of all edible plant material. Pectin is located
in the plant cell walls and in a layer between the cells called middle
lamella. Pectin gives firmness to the plants and influences growth
and water household. Pectin is a soluble dietary fibre. Pectin is
a polymer of galacturonic acid and with that an acidic polysaccharide.
Part of the acids are present as methyl ester. Pectin is a hydrocolloid
and binds a lot of water resulting in thickening and gelling properties.
Pectin was discovered
in the nineteenth century, and has been used
at home and in industry for many years.
Most commercial pectins are extracted from fruits. Today there is
a range of different pectins for
Pectin is regulated by official specifications
in most countries.