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noun as in jelly

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noun as in preserves

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The company ditches gelatin for pectin, making them vegan-friendly, and they are also gluten-free.

In fact, pectin is what makes homemade jams and jellies wiggly.

Yet as jam makers can tell you, proportions are crucial—you need to add enough pectin to absorb excess water, but not so much that it stiffens up your food to inedibility.

The longer you cook a cranberry sauce, the more pectin is released and liquid is evaporated, and the stiffer the result will be.

As the fruit ripens the pectase acts upon the pectose, which is insoluble in water, converting it into pectin, which is soluble.

If the pectin collects in two or three masses, use 2/3 to ¾ as much sugar as juice.

The pectin may be supplied by the addition of the juice of crab-apples or under-ripe grapes.

To be satisfactory, jelly must be made from fruit juice containing pectin and acid.

If the third extraction shows much pectin a fourth extraction may be made.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pectin, such as: gelatin, extract, jell, marmalade, preserves, and pulp.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.