The Chemistry and Technology of Pectin
- Steve Taylor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA
- Reginald Walter, Cornell University, Geneva, New York, U.S.A.
A fundamental understanding of polymers has evolved in recent years concurrent with advances in analytical instrumentation. The theories and methodologies developed for the galacturonan biopolymers (collectively called pectins) have seldom been discoursed comprehensively in the context of the new knowledge. This text explains the scientific and technical basis of many of the practices followed in processing and preparing foods fabricated with or containing pectin. The material is presented in a very readable fashion for those with limited technical training.
Food science researchers, technologists, students, and polymer chemists.