Pectin is a plant polysaccharide obtained from the rinds of citrus fruits or from apple pomace (the pulp, peel and core). Pectin is used to stabilize mixtures, such as oil-in-water, and to increase the thickness or gel-like texture of foods 1. It is often used to make jams and marmalades from fruit juices. Pectin is indigestible by humans, making it a beneficial dietary fiber 2. It is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in foods (21CFR184.1588).