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Pectin Supplement

Pectin is a naturally occurring substance (a polyscaccaride) found in fruit. When heated together with sugar, it causes a thickening that is characteristic of jams and jellies. Fruits high ih Pectin: Pears, apples, guavas, quince, plums, gooseberries, and oranges and other citrus fruits contain large amounts of pectin, while soft fruits like cherries, grapes, and strawberries contain small amounts of pectin.

Pectin - Supplement for Abdominal Pain: Constipation is often the cause of abdominal pain. Apple pectin supplement is a form of fibre that can help if you suffer from constipation. Fibre supplements lessen constipation by making your stool soft. However you must drink plenty of fluid if you take an apple pectin supplement. Pectin doses of  10-20 grams once daily.

Pectin - Supplement for Stomach Pain caused by peptic ulcers.  Pectin: Take a capsule 10-20 grams once daily or eat as many fruits containing pectin. All fruits are made up of at least 5-10 percent pectin. Peaches, apples, oranges, grapefruit and apricots contain the highest amount of pectin among fruits. For example, one small peach contains 0.91 gram of pectin, while one cup of apple slices contains 0.654 gram of pectin.

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