Apple Pectin is a commonly used natural ingredient to stabilize and thicken foods, and is a perfect vegan alternative to animal based gelatin. Apple pectin is derived from the peel and pulp of the apple. Rich in soluble fiber, that slows digestion and helps to stabilize blood sugar and can reduce cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber has also been shown to relieve constipation.
Apple pectin is considered a prebiotic, which feeds the healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.
Some benefits of apple pectin:
- May improve acid reflux symptoms
- Can improve iron absorption
- Helps skin and hair health