Pectin Standard HB-S 700 Powder


    This is a high methylester pectin E440 which is stamndardised with dextrose to constant rheological properties. It consists mainly of the partial methylesters of polygalacturonic acid and their ammonium, sodium, potassium and calcium salts.

    AppearanceLight beige powder
    E numberE440


    (2h, 105°C)
    Max 12 %
    OdourNeutral smell
    Potassium (K)Max 0.5% if not standardised with buffer salts
    Max 5.0% if standardised with buffer salts (Mineral salts)
    Sodium (Na)Max 1.0% if not standardised with buffer salts
    Max 5.0% if standardised with buffer salts (Mineral salts)
    Calcium (Ca)Max 1.0% if not standardised with buffer salts
    Max 10.0% if standardised with buffer salts (Mineral salts)
    AshAbout 10% not specified
    Max 1% in 3 n HCl insoluble ash
    (2.5% soln in distilled water @ 20°C/68°F)
    3.0 ± 0.3
    Degree of Estrification60 to 67%
    About 100% calculated on ash free and dried matter
    (saturated and non-saturated)
    ProteinMax 1.0 %
    FibreSoluble: about 85 -90%
    Insoluble: Not traceable
    StorageStore in cool and dry area in original sealed containers
    PackagingBig bag or box with polyethylene bag inside
    Shelf life18 months from date of production when storage conditions observed


    Total plate countMax 500 cfu/g
    YeastsMax 100 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 100 cfu/g
    Staphylococcus aureusAbsent /25g
    Pseudomonas aeruginosaAbsent /25g
    SalmonellaAbsent /25g
    Escherichia ColiAbsent /10g
    EnterobacteriaceaeAbsent /1.0g
    Anaerobic BacteriaAbsent /0.1g

    Direct Food Ingredients will ensure that any material supplied this specification will confirm to the above physical and chemical properties. However, we have no control over the use of the material and can accept no responsibility for problems caused by the customer's failure to ensure the material supplied is suitable for the intended use.

    This specification has been last modified on Thu 9 February 2012 (976)

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