Action News vol 10 no 2, June 2010, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News (ISSN 1440-0561)
The Journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.
Nutrition to Fight Lead Poisoning
Robert J. Taylor, additional references sourced by Elizabeth O’Brien,
Edited by Anne Roberts,
Pectin According to Wikipedia, “[Pectin] is produced commercially as a white to light brown powder, mainly extracted from citrus fruits, and is used in food as a gelling agent particularly in jams and jellies. It is also used in fillings, sweets, as a stabilizer in fruit juices and milk drinks and as a source of dietary fiber.” Wikipedia also gives the following concentrations of pectin in foods: Apples (1–1.5%), carrots (1.4%) apricot (1%), quince, plums, gooseberries, oranges (0.5–3.5%) and other citrus fruits (citrus peels 30%) contain much pectin, while soft fruits like cherries (0.4%), grapes and strawberries contain little pectin.
Pectin prophylaxis has been used to increase lead elimination in both children and adults. However, there has been some criticism of recent studies and claims, though these do not refute the base claim that there are some impacts on lead excretion from pectin. It should be noted that pectin interferes with Vitamin C and B12 absorption.
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