pectin E440

Product Description

CAS No. : 9000-69-5
Chemical Formula : C6H10O7
E No. : E440
HS code : 130220

Pectin powder, E440, CAS no.9000-69-5, Pectin is traditionally used as a gelling agent in a wide range of fruit-based products,such as jams, marmalades, jellies, fruit preparations for yoghurts and desserts and fruit filling for bakery products. Pectin used to improve the mouth-feel and the pulp stability in juice based drinks and as a stabiliser in acidic protein beverages. Pectin also reduces syneresis in jams and marmalades and increases the gel strength of low calorie jams. Pectin is used in confectionery jellies to give a good gel structure and a clean bite. The typical dosage of pectin in food applications is between 0.5 – 1.0%. Besides its use in the food industry, pectin is also used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. As a professional supplier of Pectin powder, we supply High methylester (HM) pectin, DE (Degree of methyl Esterification ) higher than 50 and Low methylester (LM) pectin, DE lower than 50 food grade/pharma grade.

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  • Specification
  • Pectin Specification

    Degree of esterification 62-66%
    Galacturonic acid   >65 %
    pH of 1% solution 2.8-3.3
    Loss on drying, % <=12
    Texture free-flowing powder
    Particle size At least 99% less than 0.250 mm test sieve
    Colour,Flavor A creamy-white to light brown, of neutral odor and flavor
    Ash content <5%
    Acid-insoluble ash <1 %
    SO2 <50 mg/kg
    Free methyl, ethyl and isopropyl alcohol <1 %
    Lead <5mg/kg
    Arsenic <3mg/kg
    Total plate count < 1000/g
    Yeast and mould < 100/g
    Coliforms absent in 1 g
    E. Coli absent in 1 g
    Staphylococcus aureus absent in 1 g
    Salmonella absent in 25 g

    Pectin 62-66% is an slow setting high methoxyl pectin, extracted from Citrus peel, and it is compound. Application areas are jams at a dosage of 0.35-0.6%. Potentiel benfits are the high gel strength and an excellent flavour release.Legal statusFood additives contained in pectin conform to the definition and specifications from JECFA(FAO/WHO).FDA(21 CFR) and European Commission directive 2008/84/EC. However, we recommend that the user ensures that this product is in compliance with the local regulations in force, particularly in the country where is to be consumed.

  • Market and Price
  • As a professional Pectin supplier, we’re engaged in export and distribute Pectin for years.

    Price trend of Pectin

    Raw Materials price: Prices of raw material Citrus Peel and apple peel are stable.
    Market demand and supply : demand and supply is stable. Production capacity of the Pectin manufacturers didn’t change much.
    Market Forecast: Considering the current market trend, price of Pectin will be stable in the coming months.

  • Benefit
  • MSDS, Halal, Kosher, Gluten free
  • Pectin gluten free

    Pectin is gluten free and widely used in gluten free food to provide stronger texture to protein drinks, such as drinking yogurt.

    Halal Certified Pectin

    Pectin is a structural heteropolysaccharide extracted from citrus fruits, generally recognized as halal.

    Kosher Certified Pectin

    Pectin is general recognized as Kosher classified as Parve.

    Pectin MSDS

  • Side Effect
  • Side Effect of Pectin

    Although Pectin generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:

    • Bloating 


      Decrease in Appetite

      Mineral Depletion

  • Application and Uses
  • Application and Uses of pectin

    Pectin can be used in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health & Personal care products, Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry. Pectin is used in food such as yogurt, confectionery and acid milk drinks, jams, jellies and bakery fillings. Pectin is used as a gelling agent, thickening agent and stabilizer in food.

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