Low Methyl Ester Pectin - 50 g

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.

Best Before - 27/06/2024

This Pectin will work long after this date as it is a Best-Before Date not a Use-By Date

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 and in fact, your bones are made of calcium phosphate. Calcium phosphate is also added to foods to boost their calcium content and 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 1/2 teaspoon of your calcium powder and 125 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 3613
Barcode # 0646492144206
Brand Green Living Australia
Shipping Weight 0.0900kg
Unit Of Measure ea
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By: on 9 January 2024
I followed the peach jam recipe from your website but left out the walnuts. The recipe ingredients says 1/4 cup of water but then says use half a cup in the instructions so I used half a cup and my jam was too watery. It should have been 1/4 cup. It still turned out nice as I strained a bit of the liquid off and I ended up with tasty sugar free fresh peach jam. I’m happy and will buy the product again.

Green Living Australia Response
Thanks for the review. Different batches of fruit have different moisture content and the dry walnuts swell and absorb some of the water when they are added, but i agree the directions were a little confusing. We have edited the recipe to say "Up to 1/2 a cup of water", and now say; 3. Cut the peaches in half to remove the stones and then roughly chop them. Place your chopped peaches, along with the allspice into your preserving pan. Bring them to the boil, adding water as needed to ensure that the fruit does not stick to the pan and burn, and cook for fifteen minutes or until the fruit has softened.
Low Sugar Jam, yumm
By: on 24 October 2023
I bought this product to try making low sugar jam and was a bit skeptical but wow what a lucky discovery. I now make jam with just 200 grams sugar per kilo fruit, it tastes amazing and I know will be much better for my family. This will be the product I use from now on.
low methylester pectin
By: on 29 November 2022
I used the pectin with the peach jam recipe and just honey for sweetening, was actually brilliant , it set the jam ,no sugar every one loves it in the family, your website is so helpful with home made stuff , it's great

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