The North America pectin market reached a volume of 12,100 Tons in 2019. Pectin refers to polysaccharide carbohydrate molecules, which are mostly obtained from land plants. However, commercial pectin is generally extracted from citrus peel and apple pomace. Pectin provides cohesion and stability in tissues and cells of a plant as it acts as a structural element in the growth generating tissue and the main component of the middle lamella. For commercial use, it is available in the form of a white to light-colored powder and is widely used as a gelling agent, particularly in jams and jellies. Besides this, pectin has wide applications in the beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and cosmetic industries.
The North America pectin market is being driven by several factors. The rising number of health-conscious consumers has contributed to the increasing consumption of pectin as it offers various health benefits, such as controlling cholesterol levels, treating diabetes, improving digestion, and weight loss. Besides this, pectin is also used as a stabilizing and thickening agent in the food and beverages industry, which further propels the growth of the market in the region. Furthermore, the dairy sector employs pectin to provide high viscosity, creamy texture and flavor to yogurt, thus stimulating the demand. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the North America pectin market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.
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