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What is the pectin in the apples?

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Lisa Vaught

Pectin is a long chain of pectic acid and pectinic acid molecules. Because these acids are sugars, pectin is a polysaccharide. It is prepared from citrus peels and the remains of apples after they are squeezed for juice. In the plant, pectin is the material that joins the plant cells together. When fungus enzymes break down the pectin in fruit, the fruit gets soft & mushy.

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