Pectin as health-promoting fibre
Pectin is a soluble dietary fibre that occurs mainly in the cell walls of plants and various fruits and vegetables. In addition to its use in the food industry, pectin is particularly attractive due to its pharmacological application, e.g. its cholesterol-reducing effect. Thus the dietary fibre binds cholesterol and bile acids in the intestines and thus promotes their excretion. In addition, pectin has anticarcinogenic and ulcer-preventive properties, is bifidogenic and stimulates the growth of health-promoting microorganisms in the intestine.