Pectins and Their ManipulationAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: July 2002
Provides an overview of the current understandings of pectin structure and its manipulations. Addresses how pectin functions in growing plants Discusses the industrial uses of pectins. Because of their ability to form gels and because of their contributions to the mechanical and textural properties of fruits and vegetables, pectins are extremely valuable in the food industry. These polysaccharide also perform critical functions that impact upon development and defense. This book provides an overview of the current understandings relating to pectin structure and its manipulations. It also addresses the ways by which pectin functions in growing plants and the industrial uses of pectins.