Bulk Apple Pectin Powder

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Apple Pectin Powder

1/4 Pound:  $9.25 Pound:  $20.55 buy now  

Pectin is a polysaccharide starch that resides in vegetables and fruits. The apple dedicates up to 20% of its flesh to pectin. Apple pectin powder -- a vegan alternative to powdered gelatin – is used as a thickening agent in making jams, jellies and marmalades and to produce a clear sugary glaze for tarts and pastries.

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information at a glance

ingredientsApple pectin and non amidated sucrose
plant part usedFruit

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from direct light, moisture and heat.
appearance & aromaCream to light yellow without significant aroma.
flavor profileExtremely bitter and unpalatable on its own.


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cosmeticApple pectin powder is used in the cosmetic industry as a stabilizer and thickener in creams, lotions, ointments, and shampoos and conditioners.
culinaryUse this vegan thickening agents to make jams, jellies, marmalades and gummy candies.
wellnessUse to thicken jams, jellies, marmalades and gummy candies.
industrialPectin is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a demulcent in cough and throat lozenges. It is also used in time-released colon-targeted medications (i.e., mesalazine) and in medical adhesives.
safetyApple pectin powder is designated as GRAS (generally recognized as safe), but there are a few known interactions. Pectin reduces the absorption of tetracycline antibiotics, digoxin (Lanoxin), and lovastatin (Mevacor) unless taken 2-3 hours apart.

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