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Liquid pectin

What is liquid pectin? About the ingredient liquid pectin. Including 23 recipes with liquid pectin, and where to find it.

About

Pectin is produced commercially as a white to light brown powder, mainly extracted from citrus fruits, and is used in food as a gelling agent particularly in jams and jellies. It is also used in fillings, sweets, as a stabilizer in fruit juices and milk drinks and as a source of dietary fiber.

Uses

The main use for pectin is as a gelling agent, thickening agent and stabilizer in food. The classical application is giving the jelly-like consistency to jams or marmalades, which would otherwise be sweet juices. For household use, pectin is an ingredient in gelling sugar (also known as "Jam Sugar") where it is diluted to the right concentration with sugar and some citric acid to adjust pH.

In some countries, pectin is also available as a solution or an extract, or as a blended powder, for home jam making. For conventional jams and marmalades that contain above 60% sugar and soluble fruit solids, high-ester pectins are used. With low-ester pectins and amidated pectins less sugar is needed, so that diet products can be made.

Pectin can also be used to stabilize acidic protein drinks, such as drinking yogurt, and as a fat substitute in baked goods. Typical levels of pectin used as a food additive are between 0.5 – 1.0% - this is about the same amount of pectin as in fresh fruit.

Pectin is also used in jellybeans.

Where found

Liquid pectin is usually found in the other section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

In Chinese:液体果胶
British (UK) term: Liquid pectin
en français:pectine liquide
en español:pectina líquida

Recipes using liquid pectin

There are 22 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Freezer Strawberry Jam
Mango Orange Marmalade
No-Cook Strawberry Jam
Spicy Red Pepper Jelly
Summer Rhubarb-Strawberry Jam
Tangy Orange Marmalade

All 22 recipes

References

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