Citrus Pectin

  • Min.Order Quantity: 1000KGS
  • Supply Ability: 10000 MTs per Month
  • Port: Main Port of China
  • Payment Terms: L/C,D/A,D/P,T/T
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    Pectin is a structural heteropolysaccharide contained in the primary cell walls of terrestrial plants. It 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, medicines, sweets, as a stabilizer in fruit juices and milk drinks, and as a source of dietary fiber.


    Degree of Esterification  65%-67%              
    Loss on drying: Max 12%
    PH (2% Solution)  2.5-3.0
    Acid Insoluble Ash  Max 0.85%
    Gel strength  120±5
    Galacturonic Acid  Min 70%
    Heavy metals (as Pb)  Max 20 mg/kg
    Lead  Max 5 mg/kg
    Arsenic  Max 3 mg/kg
    Total plant count  <500cfu/g
    Yeast and mould  <50cfu/g
    Salmonella  Absent in 25 g
    E. coli  Absent in 1 g
    Staphylococcus aureus  Absent in 1 g                   


    In soft sweets or fruit media,at a dosage of 1-1.6%.

    In jams,at a dosage of 0.4-0.8%. pH range is 2.8 - 3.3

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