Forms transparent, thermally reversible gels
  Provides fluidity and Forms excellent films
  Stabilizes suspensions, emulsions and foams
  It is stable under acid and neutral conditions
  Controls viscosity


  Fruit Applications
  Confectionery & Dessert
  Dairy & Dairy Alternatives
  Beauty & Personal Care

DEFINITION Consists mainly of the partial methyl esters of polygalacturonic acid and their sodium, potassium, calcium and ammonium salts; obtained by extraction in an aqueous medium of appropriate edible plant material, usually citrus fruits or apples; no organic precipitants shall be used other than methanol, ethanol and isopropanol; in some types a portion of the methyl esters may have been converted to primary amides by treatment with ammonia under alkaline conditions. Sulfur dioxide may be added as a preservative.
The commercial product is normally diluted with sugars for standardization purposes. In addition to sugars, pectins may be mixed with suitable food-grade buffer salts required for pH control and desirable setting characteristics. The article of commerce may be further specified as to pH value, gel strength, viscosity, degree of esterification, and setting characteristics.
C.A.S. Number 9000-69-5
DESCRIPTION White, yellowish, light greyish or light brownish powder
FUNCTIONAL USES Gelling agent, thickener, stabilizer, emulsifier
Loss on Drying (Vol.4) Not more than 12% (105o, 2 h)
Sulfur Dioxide Not more than 50mg/kg
Residual Solvents Not more than 1% methanol, ethanol and 2-propanol, singly or in combination
Acid-insoluble Ash Not more than 1%
Total Insolubles Not more than 3%
Nitrogen Content Not more than 2.5% after washing with acid and ethanol
Galacturonic Acid Not less than 65% calculated on the ash-free and dried basis
Degree of Amidation Not more than 25% of total carboxyl groups of pectin
Lead Not more than 5 mg/kg


Packing 25 Kg, Paper Bags with inner PE liner Bags
Shelf Life 2 Years After Manufacturing Date, Under Recommended Conditions
Storage Cold And Dry Conditions, Sealed Packaging, At 15-28°C, Max. 65% RH