Pectin is a natural dietary fibre, which is found in apples and citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and limes. It is used in the production of food, beverages, medical products and cosmetics, and it offers natural gelling, thickening and stabilising properties. Pectin is the perfect ingredient to produce consumer-friendly and natural products. It is absolutely safe, highly functional and very versatile.
Nearly any pectin application can be covered by one of Herbstreith & Fox’s pectin varieties.
As a universally applicable gelling agent, thickener and stabiliser, pectin is an indispensable component of many different products today.
Pectins were discovered in fruit over 200 years ago. However, the possibilities for using them in food production weren’t recognised until the beginning of the 20th century.
At Herbstreith & Fox, the wide range of high-quality pectins are derived primarily from apple pomace and citrus peels. In order to ensure the highest possible quality and purity, the production process used to extract pectin from fruit requires a great deal of experience and careful handling.
The specialised variety of products for classic pectins includes high, medium and low ester varieties. The perfect product for any type of use: The assortment of H&F pectins is divided into classic pectins, amidated pectins, instant pectins or combi pectins.
Interesting facts on pectin
Advice on pectins and their applications
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