Parameters (%) Water Soluble Pectin
White Type Red Type
Moisture 8.21 8.35
Ash 11.05 7.05
Ash Alkalinity 2.26 2.05
Methoxyl Content 7.50 8.04
Acetyl Content 0.55 0.52
Degree of Esterification 52.03 53.23
Equivalent Weight 298.000 305.000
Anhydrouronic acid(AUA) 31.8 31.8
Protein 0.06 0.07
Intrinsic Viscosity 1.5 1.5
Molecular Weight x104 3.126 3.126
Calcium mg/100g 0.39 0.36
Magnesium mg/100g 0.005 0.005
Each value is a mean of duplicate determinations
Table 3: Properties of Water Soluble Pectic Fraction