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*Also Called: Pectic Polysaccharides

Cosmetic / Ingestion Purposes:

Viscosity Controlling, Binding Agent, Emulsion Stabilization

Ingredient Analysis

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What does it do? What is it used for? Read further to learn how Organna CBD uses this ingredient to compliment our product offerings.

in simple terms,

Pectin, a soluble fiber found in the cell walls of fruits, particularly in apples, citrus fruits, and berries, offers several health benefits.

How safe is 


Pectin is rated a 1 of 10. This ingredient is considered low hazard and SAFE! Organna CBD only uses All-Natural ingredients in the formulation of our products.

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Let's dive a little deeper...

Pectin is an important polysaccharide with applications in foods, pharmaceuticals, and a number of other industries. Its importance in the food sector lies in its ability to form a gel in the presence of Ca2+ ions or a solute at low pH. It is a soluble fiber (polysaccharide) found in fruits and is essentially used as a thickener in cooking and baking. It is also sometimes used to make medicine. Pectin binds substances in the intestines and adds bulk to the stools.

Pectin is a complex polysaccharide consisting mainly of methoxy-esterified α, d-1, and 4-galacturonic acid units. Pectins are categorized according to their methoxy content and whether they form gels quickly or slowly.

Here are some of it's health benefits:

Digestive Health: Pectin acts as a prebiotic, promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. It also helps regulate bowel movements and may alleviate constipation.

Cholesterol Management: Pectin may help lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels by binding to cholesterol and preventing its absorption.

Blood Sugar Control: Some studies suggest that pectin may help regulate blood sugar levels by slowing down the absorption of sugar, which can be beneficial for individuals with diabetes.

Weight Management: Pectin contributes to a feeling of fullness, potentially aiding in weight management by reducing overall food intake.

Heart Health: Due to its cholesterol-lowering properties, pectin may contribute to cardiovascular health by reducing the risk of heart disease.

Detoxification: Pectin has been studied for its ability to bind to heavy metals and toxins in the body, promoting their excretion.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Pectin may have anti-inflammatory effects, contributing to overall inflammation reduction in the body.

It's important to note that while pectin offers health benefits, it's typically consumed as part of a varied and balanced diet. As with any dietary component, moderation is key, and individual responses may vary. Always consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.


What is the history of pectin?

  • Pectin, a white to light brown powder, is a heteropolysaccharide derived from the cell wall of higher terrestrial plants. It was first isolated and described in 1825 by Henri Braconnot. It is mainly used in food as a gelling agent in jams and jellies.

Who discovered pectin?

  • Pectin was first scientifically discovered in 1825 by the French chemist, Henri Braconnet. However, people had been making use of pectin for centuries before this. Most of us think of pectin as that 'magical' ingredient that makes jam set, but there is much more to it than that!

When was pectin invented?

  • History. Pectin was first isolated and described in 1825 by Henri Braconnot, though the action of pectin to make jams and marmalades was known long before. To obtain well-set jams from fruits that had little or only poor-quality pectin, pectin-rich fruits or their extracts were mixed into the recipe.

Where was pectin invented?

  • Pectin was first commercialized in Germany in the early 20th century. Today, it is produced to high safety and quality standards all over the world, in the USA, Europe, Latin America, and China. apple, currant, and quince – all fruits rich in gelling pectin – were published in the London Housewife's Family Companion.

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