Pectin is one of the most consumer-friendly food ingredients used today. Many consumers are familiar with pectin because of its long history of use in homemade fruit preserves. Pectin also ranks high from a sustainability standpoint, with most pectin being produced from the peels of citrus fruits used for making juice. In addition to its traditional use in fruit preparations and sugar confections, pectin improves the nutritional and taste profiles of beverages and yogurts.
Pectin, which is one of the major components of soluble fiber in fruits and vegetables, is considered to be a dietary fiber in some regions, including the U.S., and has been shown in clinical trials to provide health benefits in cardiovascular health and other important areas.
As a global leader in pectin, DuPont Nutrition & Health’s range of products and deep expertise can help you harness pectin to satisfy consumers’ healthy appetite for delicious, nutritious foods and beverages.