Pectin - Perfect for Use in the Making of Homemade Jams and Jellies
A Brand and a Type to Meet Your Needs
Pectin is a naturally occurring substance which is found in berries, apples and other fruit. When it comes to home canning it is often used in the making of jams and jellies. Heated together with sugar, it causes the desired thickening that gives these foods their spreadability. This thickening can be achieved in other ways, most notably by cooking for longer periods, but there are reasons not to go this route. Overcooking tends to destroy vitamin content and other nutrients. Pectin is completely natural and completely safe. It does not affect flavor, but it does allow for the use of less sugar (or even no sugar) and shorter cooking times.
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It is no wonder that those who make jams and jellies at home love Pectin. It is a natural ingredient that improves spreadability. Pectin is water-soluble and binds with sugar and fruit acid to form a gel - just what you want in such preserves.