Other FormsCitrus Pectin
Pectin is a soluble fiber, or polysaccharide, obtained from the inner portion of the rind of citrus fruits and apple pomace. It is found in the cell walls of plant tissue and helps give plants their rigidity. Pectin is most often used to give texture or add a gelling agent to foods. Pectin is an adsorbent and bulk-forming agent., which means that it may interfere with drug and nutrient absorption. Pectin may help reduce the stomach contents refluxed into the esophagus. Pectin has been used for reducing high cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as for antibacterial activities.
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