Definition of pectin in English:

pectin

noun

mass noun
  • A soluble gelatinous polysaccharide which is present in ripe fruits and is used as a setting agent in jams and jellies.

    ‘the very early stalks may not have quite enough natural pectin to set properly’
    count noun ‘two common types of soluble fibre are pectins and gums’
    • ‘The standard method, which does not require added pectin, works best with fruits naturally high in pectin.’
    • ‘Apples are also rich in the soluble fibre pectin, which helps to lower blood cholesterol.’
    • ‘One is pectin, a soluble fiber that has a well-documented ability to lower total cholesterol.’
    • ‘It also helps to understand what makes jam or jelly set: it's pectin, a natural substance that binds the fruit pulp with acid and sugar.’
    • ‘In the ripening stage of strawberry fruit development the vascular tissue comprises long fibres composed of cellulose, protein, pectin, and lignin.’
    • ‘As the fruit ripens, enzymes convert this into pectin, the quantity of which reaches its maximum just before the fruit is fully ripe.’
    • ‘As pears are dense, they are also a good source of fibre and pectin.’
    • ‘Soluble fiber, including pectin, is found in oatmeal, apples, bananas, beans, and psyllium.’
    • ‘To extract pectin from fruit, industry uses a conventional heating process that takes an hour or more per batch.’
    • ‘Other prebiotic agents such as psyllium seeds, pectin, aloe vera juice or slippery elm are very good alternatives.’
    • ‘No differences were observed for hemicellulose and pectin.’
    • ‘This may be due to the soluble fiber pectin in grapefruit.’
    • ‘I ended up using only 1oz of pectin which was more than enough.’
    • ‘The fruit contains more pectin than regular strawberries, so making jam is easy and quick.’
    • ‘Proteins, pectins, polysaccharides and glycolipids, organized in a three-dimensional polygonal frame are part of the structural elements.’
    • ‘Imagine you are making jam and have gotten to the point where you pour the steaming liquor of fruit, sugar, and pectin into the jars.’
    • ‘They are high in fibre and a substance called pectin, both of which may help to control cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.’
    • ‘Jelly, jam and preserves are all made from fruit mixed with sugar and pectin.’
    • ‘As a very smart scientist discussed with me a year ago, tomatoes contain pectin - a lot of pectin.’
    • ‘Walls consist of a porous network of cellulose fibrils, hemicellulose, pectins, and glycoproteins.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek pektos ‘congealed’ (from pēgnuein ‘make solid’) + -in.

Pronunciation

pectin

/ˈpɛktɪn/