Pectin is widely used in processing of food and beverages, such as jam, jelly, fruit yogurt, soft sweets, ice cream, sour milk or fruit yogurt, soymilk. It is functions as gelantinizer, suspending agent, stabilizer, and thickening agent. A small amount of pectin can improve greatly the quality and appearing of the food. It helps giving food a natural, moderate, tart and sweet fruit taste, and charming delicate fragrance flavor.
Pectin is also used extensively in pharmaceutical industry. The pectin has definite curative effects on some chronic such as hypertension and constipation. It can reduce the level of blood sugar and blood fat, cut dwon cholesterol concentration, and relieve lead poisoning. And it is also used in cancer prevention and treatment.