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PECTIN

Pectin

t writes:
Pectin is a polysaccharide which, in the presence of acid and sugar, gels. It is used as a thickener in jams, and occurs naturally in some fruit, like apples. In apples, it's mostly in the peel, and so for someone beginning the diet, you normally wouldn't get too much from eating an apple, because you'd peel it. But if you drink fresh pressed apple juice/cider/stuff you do get more pectin from the peels, and that's what part of the sediment at the bottom of the jug is. So you shouldn't shake it up too much before you pour yourself a glass.

Pectin as an added ingredient is not legal, as it is a complex sugar.

There is more information about pectin at:
http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/class/f&n630/Virt_Class_2/pectin.htm

Originally from the Long Island listserve.

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Through the (SCD) Specific Carbohydrate Diet, explained in this book, our son was able to get off medication and thrive. He healed himself and was able to go away to college. Last month he had a relapse, had surgery and by going back on the diet he was able to put himself in remission. The doctors are amazed with his latest tests and told him he did not need medication, but he must stick to the diet. I have bought over a dozen of these books and shared them with doctors, family members, and friends. I strongly recommend this book for any IBD/IBS issues.
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