Distribution In Nature

The percentage of pectic substances in plants varies with species, variety, anatomy, and maturity. The highest concentrations of pectic substances are found in young tissue and in fruit tissue. Typically, whole mature fruit contains 3 to 7% pectic substances on a dry-weight basis and 0.13 to 1.1% on a fresh-weight basis. The relative high pectic and low caloric content of citrus fruits make them a good source of soluble dietary fiber in that pectic substances are not digested until they reach the lower gastrointestinal tract. Apple pomace (the residue of pressed apples) may contain up to 20% pectic substances, and the albedo of oranges (the white, spongy material on the inside of the peel) may contain 40% or more pectic substances on a dry-weight basis.

Weight Loss All Star

Weight Loss All Star

Are you looking to lose weight or even just tone up? What is stopping you from having the body you want and help you feel great at the same time? I created Weight Loss All-Star for all those wanting to lose weight, and keep the weight off. I know how hard it is to do diets and stick with them, and get the motivation to get up and exercise.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment