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What foods are abundant with pectin?

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In food, it is most commonly used to thicken jams, jellies, and preserves.

The human body cannot digest pectin in its natural form. But an altered form of pectin, known as modified citrus pectin (MCP), has properties that allow it to be digested.

From: Pectin WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Modified Citrus Pectin."

Brown, L. , January 1999. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Pectin."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Pectin."

Federal Register, April 17, 2003; vol 68.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: "Modified Citrus Pectin," taken from Natural Standards web site.

Eliaz, I. , October 2006. Phytotherapy Research

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 12, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Modified Citrus Pectin."

Brown, L. , January 1999. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Pectin."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Pectin."

Federal Register, April 17, 2003; vol 68.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: "Modified Citrus Pectin," taken from Natural Standards web site.

Eliaz, I. , October 2006. Phytotherapy Research

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 12, 2017

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