Pectin is a type of carbohydrate found in fruit. The pectin we use comes from apple pomace. This is a natural ingredient, which, along with sugar, facilitates gelation of the mass in order to form the gummies.
What is the difference between pectin and gelatin gummies? Why are some gummies made with pectin and others with gelatin?
The characteristics of the active ingredients used in each gummy determines which base to use. Depending on the chemical characteristics of the ingredients, it may be better to use pectin or gelatin as the gelling agent.
Additionally, pectin is a vegetable gelling agent, and in certain cases we have selected pectin in order to offer a product suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Nevertheless, when producing gummies without adding sugar, we use gelatin.
Pectin produces a soft, easy to chew gummy, while gelatin offers a different texture for the palate; more rubbery and chewy.
And you, do you prefer gelatin or pectin?