Low Methyl Ester Pectin - 1 Kilogram

Packed in Australia by Green Living Australia

Sets Jam with low or no sugar!

Make diabetic-friendly jams, or just lower your sugar intake.

Calcium Powder included.

This product replaces Pomona's Universal Pectin, which is also a low Methyl Ester pectin but ours is packed here in Australia.

Low Methyl Ester Pectin:

Low Methyl Ester is a pectin that needs the addition of calcium in the form of monocalcium phosphate to form a gel. The advantage in using this pectin over Classic Pectin or Jamsetta is that you do not need to add sugar in order to get it to set. You can add sugar to taste, which could be a lot less than in traditional recipes, or you could add an alternative sweetener, such as honey or stevia. I regularly use this pectin to make low-sugar jams with only 200 to 400 grams of sugar per kilogram of fruit, or no-sugar jams where I use stevia or xylitol instead of sugar with great results.

Calcium Water (monocalcium phosphate) Ca(H2PO4)2:

Monocalcium phosphate is a salt derived from minerals found in nature. Both calcium and phosphate are vital to our health and well-being. Calcium phosphate is essential for skeletal development; your bones are made of calcium phosphate. Calcium phosphate is also added to foods to boost their calcium content and is used to make calcium supplements. In jam and jelly making it is used to add the calcium necessary to form a gel when using low Methyl Ester pectin.

 How To Make Calcium Water:

The calcium powder comes with your pectin.  Put 1 teaspoon of your calcium powder and 250 ml of filtered water in a small, clear jar with a lid. Shake well before using. Store in the refrigerator between uses. Calcium water lasts many months in the refrigerator and may be frozen for extended storage.

See How To Make Calcium Water.

How Much Does it Make

50 gram pack: will make approximately 40 x 250 ml jars of jam.

250 gram pack: will make approximately 190 x 250 ml jars of jam.

1 kilogram pack: will make approximately 780 x 250 ml jars of jam.

Useful Links


Some of our favourites are;

More recipes can be found in Valerie's book - Sugar Free Home Preserving


Country of Origin: Pectin - Germany : Calcium - China.


SKU 3572
Barcode # 0646492144008
Brand Green Living Australia
Shipping Weight 1.0950kg
Unit Of Measure ea
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