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Clean label pectin market to bounce back after pandemic

Article published in “What’s New in Food Technology and Manufacturing”

New research has found nearly 80% of the clean label pectin demand has been concentrated in the food and beverage sector.

Consumers have been increasingly focused on cleaner and simpler ingredient lists. Even as the demand for packaged food is rising, food-makers are replacing synthetic additives with natural ingredients.

In recent years, pectin has been a solution to this issue. The starch, which occurs naturally giving structure to fruits and vegetables, has become a commercially essential ingredient for preserves and jams.

The ingredient, which claims many health benefits, can be used as a substitute for a range of preservatives and artificial ingredients.

This is why ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm Future Market Insights (FMI) forecasts the clean label pectin market will exhibit nearly 6% CAGR in 2021.


Pectin has determined and influenced UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG throughout its more than 80 years of company history. For example, soon after its foundation in 1936 by the Schauwecker family in Eschenz, Northern Switzerland as a trading company for pectin and fruit concentrates the establishment of pectin factories in Switzerland, Italy and France were initiated and realized.

The degree of involvement of UNIPEKTIN in these pectin ventures changed during the following decades and eventually stood back behind other hydrocolloid activities like galactomannans. However, early in the new Millenium, it was decided to resurrect the pectin business by using UNIPEKTIN’s broad experience base with countless years of experience in pectin production, standardization and application among its management, the laboratory personnel and technical sales-people as well as the international distributors, making UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG once again a trusted source for pectin globally.