Pectin is a fiber found in plants that can be used as a natural starch/gelatin. It can be extracted from different plants and used as a thickener in cooking and production. Without pectin your marmalade or Jam would be more like a sauce and not the delicious jelly texture we know it today.
Pectin, short for the word “polysaccharide” found in fruit and vegetables, was discovered in 1830s by French chemist Henri Braconnot who extracted pectin from primarily apples and citrus fruits. However, it is also stated that the marmalade and jam component was discovered in the 1920s by housewives who was responsible for preparing food for the winter, the third theory is that it was originally discovered by another French alchemist by the name Nicholas Vauquelin who is also said to have discovered the elements chromium and beryllium.
Dissolving pectin is an important component to various things within gelling, thickening or stabilizing additives in food, an ingredient in laxatives, a demulcent in throat lozenges and vegetable glue for cigars. Pectin is found in a broad variety of plant life; however, the field is slimmed tremendously when it is deprived for food purposes. To correctly dissolve pectin is an important factor to avoid lumps to your final products.
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