Pectin

Pectin has a positive perception among consumers all over the world:

  • Gelling, stabilising and thickening properties;
  • Natural;
  • Prebiotic (pectin is a food fibre).

Pectin, a naturally occurring polysaccharide, is extracted mainly from citrus and apple peels. Maximum yield occurs prior to ripening.

Commercial pectins are usually classified by their degree of methylation as: 

  • High Methoxyl (HM) Pectin (with a DE >50%);
  • Low Methoxyl (LM) Pectin (a DE of <50%).

Product nameDegree of methylation (%)ApplicationsPackagingShelf life
Citrus LMA (Low methoxyl amidated) pectin20 – 25• Yoghurt fruit preparation
• Low sugar jams and jellies
• Short shelf life dairy products
25 kg cardboard boxes with food grade blue polyethylene liner.
Alternatively 25 kg paper sacks with inner food grade blue polyethylene liner.
24 months
Citrus LMA pectin, less reactive to calcium27 – 32• Yoghurt fruit preparation
• Jams and jellies
25 kg cardboard boxes with food grade blue polyethylene liner.
Alternatively 25 kg paper sacks with inner food grade blue polyethylene liner.
24 months
Citrus LM conventional pectin29 – 33• Low sugar organic jams25 kg cardboard boxes with food grade blue polyethylene liner.
Alternatively 25 kg paper sacks with inner food grade blue polyethylene liner.
18 months
Citrus LM conventional pectin37 -41• Organic jams
• Yoghurt
25 kg cardboard boxes with food grade blue polyethylene liner.
Alternatively 25 kg paper sacks with inner food grade blue polyethylene liner.
24 months
Citrus HM pectin64 – 67• Fruit beverages25 kg cardboard boxes with food grade blue polyethylene liner.
Alternatively 25 kg paper sacks with inner food grade blue polyethylene liner.
18 months
Citrus HM pectin64 – 67• Confectionery products25 kg cardboard boxes with food grade blue polyethylene liner.
Alternatively 25 kg paper sacks with inner food grade blue polyethylene liner.
18 months
Citrus HM pectin58 – 62• Jams and marmelades
• Pectin jellies
Polylined paper bags of 25 kg24 months
Citrus HM pectin62 – 65• Jams and marmelades
• Pectin jellies
Polylined paper bags of 25 kg24 months
Only standard products are listed, on customers request individual products can be produced.