Most pectin found in the skins of fruits, especially citrus. Therefore, the manufacturer of pectin take an apple or orange peel skin from the juice company. The skin then dried and crushed into powder. Earlier, pectin sold in liquid form but later made into a powder to increase the shelf-life. Pectin bland flavor and is widely used in many products as a thickener.
Pectin is used in many recipes and has health benefits. The following are among them: The chemical properties of pectin makes it a good thickening agent; Pectin binds water very well and form a gel that is used in industrial yogurt, pastries, fruit jelly, ketchup, jam etc; pectin considered to be consumed by people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea; This substance behaves as a thickening agent in the gut and is widely used in medicines for stomach pain, heartburn and constipation; pectin used in certain cough medicines to relieve throat complaints; Pectin is known to lower LDL cholesterol and therefore recommended for heart patients; stimulates the immune system, regulate insulin, accelerate wound healing, etc., are some other benefits of pectin; Pectin is also used in a variety of cosmetic products for hair and also as a moisturizer.