Pectin is a substance found in the cell walls oa all plants. It has a strong water binding property which enables to retain their water, which makes it useful in preparing jellies. Because of its ability to gel and hold water molecules together, pectin is valuable in ridding the body of toxins. It has used effectively as a domestic remedy in some cases of bursitis and tennis elbow.
Apples are a rich source of pectin, one folk remedy of the old days are, apple gratings taken from the bottom of the apple cures constipation. and taken from the top of the apple cures diarrhea. But today it it does not matter which end is used as long as the apple is used to make sure you are consuming enough of the pectin. Pectin nourishes the intestinal flora, which helps combat control the disease bacteria responsible for dysentary, infantile diarrhea, and other intestinal disorders. The pectin goes into the intestine it combines with calcium to form calcium gel, which helps the process of elimination by providing bulk. The ingestion of pectin prevents lead poisoning, radioactive strontium 90 from the body where it could cause bone cancer and leukemia.
Pectin is contained in oranges, especially in the inner white rind, apples, sunflower seeds, bananas, tomatoes, carob, peaches, quince, pineapples, cherries, avocados, currants, raspberries, persimmons, and grapes.