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Apple pectin is a compound found in apples. Many other fruits also contain pectin, although apples contain very high concentrations of this compound. Cooks may be familiar with pectin because it is used in jams and jellies to help them set, but it also has a number of health benefits. People can consume apples for their pectin or take apple pectin supplements.
1) The main use for pectin (vegetable agglutinate) is as a gelling agent, thickening agent, and stabilizer in food.
2) Pectin also reduces syneresis in jams and marmalades and increases the gel strength of low-calorie jams.
3) For household use, pectin is an ingredient in gelling sugar (also known as "jam sugar") where it is diluted to the right concentration with sugar and some citric acid to adjust pH.
4) Pectin is used in confectionery jellies to give a good gel structure, a clean bite, and to confer a good flavor release.
Pectin has excellent gelling agents, stabilizers, thickeners, suspending agents, and emulsifiers, and is widely used in food, nutrition and health care, medicine, cosmetics, and other fields.