Pectine a basso metossile1

Amidated low methoxyl pectin

Suitable for low sugar jams, fruit preparations and reversible jellies in hot and cold conditions

Amidated pectin (LMA) is a low methoxyl pectin obtained from high methoxyl pectin when ammonia is used in the alkaline de-esterification process. The degree of methoxylation (DM) and the degree of amidation (DA) determine the calcium reactivity of this pectin. LMA pectin form spreadable, shear reversible gels in hot and cold conditions.

The degree of amidation (DA) is expressed as a percentage of amidated galacturonic acid units to total galacturonic acid units in the molecule of pectin:

  • Typical DA level is from 2 or 3% to 25% (max 25% by law);

  • Typical DM level is from 25% to 48%.

LMA pectins are typically standardised according to the gel strength, setting temperature and calcium reactivity.

The table below shows a list of the key LMA pectins, produced by Silvateam.

Product name Description DM (%) DA (%) Applications

Aglupectin LA-S03S

Amidated

40 - 48

8 - 12

  • Cold spreadable jellies

Aglupectin LA-S05

Amidated

35 - 45

12 - 16

  • Yoghurt fruit preparations

Aglupectin LA-S10

Amidated

30 - 40

16 - 20

  • Low sugar jams

  • Jellies

  • Yoghurt fruit preparations

Aglupectin LA-S10S

Amidated

30 - 40

16 - 20

  • Reversible jellies

Aglupectin LA-S20

Amidated

25 - 35

20 - 25

  • Low sugar jams and jellies

  • Yoghurt fruit preparations

DM: Degree of Methoxylation and DA: Degree of Amidation