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Pectin is a substance found in ripe fruits, especially apples and oranges, that is used in cooking to make jams and jellies thicker.
Part of Speech:
- Noun: The pectin in apples helps to bind the ingredients together when making apple jam.
- Verb: You can pectin fruits by adding this substance to your recipe for a thicker consistency.
- Sense 1: A soluble gelatinous polysaccharide that is present in ripe fruits and is extracted for use as a setting agent in jams and jellies.
- Sense 2: A commercial preparation of pectin used as a gelling agent in various food products.
- Popular Usage: Pectin is commonly used in the production of homemade fruit preserves.
- Local Usage: In some regions, pectin is also utilized as a dietary fiber supplement due to its thickening properties.
- The strawberry jam recipe calls for one tablespoon of pectin to achieve the desired consistency.
- If your jelly doesn't set properly, you may need to add more pectin to the mixture.
- Due to the high pectin content, oranges are often used in the production of marmalade.