Describe the structure of pectin, Biology

Describe the structure of pectin

Its structure is presented in the figures (a) and (b). Pectin is a polygalacturonic acid ester along with rhamnose, arabinose and galactose.

Pectin is also industrially extracted  from apple and citrus pomace and traded internationally in purified and standardized forms. There are three main types of pectin - Low Methoxy Pectin (<50% methylester  groups), High Methoxy Pectin (>50% methylester groups) and amidated Pectin.

 

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