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1. Stabilizing and Leavening Agent - Copy

1. Stabilizing and Leavening Agent - Copy

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Published by: Sherilynn Goh on May 26, 2012
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Thickeners and gelling agents
Give foods a firmer texture.Example:
 agarorpectin(used in jam.)
What is pectin?
It is produced commercially as a white to light brown powder,mainly extracted fromcitrus fruits,
It is used in food as a agent particularly in jamsand jellies.
It is also used in fillings, medicines, sweets, as a stabilizer infruit juices and milk drinks, and as a source ofdietary fiber.
Pectin can also be used to stabilize acidic protein drinks, suchas drinking yogurt.
It is also used as a fat substitute in baked goods.
Pectin in powder form
What Is Pectin?
Pectin is a naturally occurringthickening agent found in fruits and
vegetables. Commercially, it’s made
from apples and citrus fruits as theyare especially high in pectin.In order for jams and jellies to gel, thefruit needs a correct ratio of pectin,acid and sugar. Some fruits gel betterthan others because they have anaturally higher occurring amount ofpectin.

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