Pectin in Foods

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Amount of Pectin Contained in Fruits & Vegetables

The amount of pectin is based on percentage of weight of the selected food item. Other factors also impact content such as the state of ripening, the particular species and where the food was grown and harvested.

Apples: 0.14 - 0.96%

Weight Loss Tip: Apples are fabulous for releasing retained water from the body related to excess sodium [salt] consumption. In addition, that first bite of apple in the morning may be more effective in waking you up than a cup of coffee containing caffeine.

Apricots: 0.42 - 1.32%

Where I reside [Texas] it's very difficult to find sweet apricots. Most are quite bland tasting and require some additional source of sweetener.

Bananas: 0.44 - 1.02%

A prime source of potassium benefits. One of medium size contains about 100 calories. Mix with a bit of crunchy style peanut butter to boost protein benefits.

Beans: 0.27 - 0.63%

Filled with dietary fiber at only 100 calories per one-half cup serving, legumes make an excellent staple for the dieter's meal plate.

Blackberries: 0.40 - 1.19% and about 75 calories per one-cup serving. Excellent source for dietary fiber.

Carrots: 0.63 - 1.01% and a great source for Vitamin A benefits.

Cherries: 0.34 - 1.15%; eating a serving of cherries before exercising may forego soreness associated with such.

Other fabulous foods rich in pectin include:

Dewberries: 0.70%  Grapes: 0.7 - 0.65%  Grapefruit: 0.24 - 0.65%

Lemons: 0.63%  Oranges: 25 - 76%  Raspberries: 0.10 - 0.88%

Squash: 0.67%  Sweet Potatoes: 0.78%




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