Saturday, July 30, 2011

Does Ball Pectin Contain Corn?

I have written several post about jams and jellies, including my recipes for use with Ball pectin (that has corn) and Pomona's  pectin (that doesn't have corn).

I wrote to Ball and asked them if their pectin was corn free.   Here was their response as of July 28, 2011:

Dear Deborah Banks:

We appreciate your inquiry. Dextrose is derived from corn. Dextrose is an ingredient in Ball RealFruit Classic, Low or No Sugar Needed and Instant Pectin. 

Ball Liquid Pectin does not contain Dextrose.

We hope this is helpful and thank you for contacting us.

Consumer Affairs

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So it seems that if you can't have corn, you may be able to use the Ball Liquid Pectin.  


  1. Thank you for sharing this! Greatly appreciated with a family allergic to corn.