pectin

noun
pec·​tin | \ ˈpek-tən How to pronounce pectin (audio) \

Definition of pectin

: any of various water-soluble substances that bind adjacent cell walls in plant tissues and yield a gel which is the basis of fruit jellies also : a commercial product rich in pectins

Examples of pectin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apples supply pectin, a heart-healthy soluble fiber that can help lower levels of LDL, or bad, cholesterol in the blood. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 4 Sep. 2021 Blueberries also contain the soluble fiber pectin that helps to lower blood cholesterol levels. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 5 July 2021 The plums have a lot of tannin and natural pectin, so the finished jam has a super smooth, velvety, silky texture that no other has. Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2021 Following a full-body exfoliation, your body is wrapped in 24-carat gold, massaged with gold body oil, body butter, and given a pectin face mask. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 4 May 2021 One of the things that helps a fruit to hold its shape is pectin. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Apr. 2021 Apples contain pectin, a heart-healthy soluble fiber that can help lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2021 In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, pectin, butter, corn syrup and water in a pan and bring just to a boil, ensuring that all the butter is dissolved. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 29 Dec. 2020 Save the seeds for pectin and no part will have been wasted. Ozoz Sokoh, Bon Appétit, 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of pectin

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pectin

French pectine, from pectique

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10 Sep 2021

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“Pectin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pectin. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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pectin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pectin

: a substance in some fruits that makes fruit jellies thick when the fruit is cooked

pectin

noun
pec·​tin | \ ˈpek-tən How to pronounce pectin (audio) \

Medical Definition of pectin

1 : any of various water-soluble substances that bind adjacent cell walls in plant tissues and yield a gel which is the basis of fruit jellies
2 : a commercial product rich in pectins and used chiefly in making jelly and other foods, in pharmaceutical products especially for the control of diarrhea, and in cosmetics

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