Apple pectin - soluble dietary fiber - lowers cholesterol levels, lowers blood glucose levels, improves digestion of sugar.

Apple pectin is natural herb ingredient of FortiFi™

Apple pectin - soluble dietary fiber. lowering blood cholesterol levels, blood glucose levels

Studies show that pectin binds with bile acids, lowering cholesterol levels, and may inhibit fat absorption. Pectin may be useful to diabetics for its positive effect on the digestion of sugar and the lowering of blood glucose level. Consumption of pectin has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels by increasing of viscosity in the intestinal tract, leading to a reduced absorption of cholesterol from bile or food.

Apple 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.

During industrialization, the makers of fruit preserves soon turned to producers of apple juice to obtain dried apple pomace that was then cooked to extract pectin.

Later, in the 1920s and 1930s, factories were built that commercially extracted pectin from dried apple pomace and later citrus-peel in regions that produced apple juice in both the USA and in Europe.

At first pectin was sold as a liquid extract, but nowadays pectin is often used as dried powder that is easier to store and handle than a liquid.

Pectins, including high and low - ester and amidated, are used in food all over the world. At the FAO/WHO joint Expert Committee on Food Additives and in the EU, no numerical acceptable daily intake (ADI) has been set, as pectin is considered safe.

In the US, pectin is GRAS - Generally recognized as safe. In most foods it can be used according to good manufacturing practices in the levels needed for its application, "quantum satis".

In the International Numbering System (INS) pectin has the number 440. In Europe pectins are differentiated into the E nambers E440(i) for non-amidated pectins and E440 (ii) for amidated pectins. There are specifications in all national and international legislation defining its quality and regulating its use.

Apple pectin is natural herb ingredient of FortiFi™