Your health is important. To help you understand the proper use of certain products, we are answering three questions which have recently been received. What is Pectin? Should it be Used in Jellies and Jams? Pectin is a substance found in plant products. Without it, it would not always be possible to make jellies and jams. Pectin is one of the three essential ingredients necessary to make them. Some fruits naturally do not contain enough pectin to cause them to jell while others may jell only after the juice has been boiled a long time so that the juice is concentrated and the percentage of pectin thus increased. Such low-pectin juices can be made to jell by mixing them with fruit juices containing a high percentage of pectin, but this naturally alters the flavor.
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