Where is the Pectin?

The table below lists some food sources with the highest amounts of pectin.

Food Source Portion Pectin (grams)
Soybeans, mature, dried, cooked 1 cup 2.60
Figs, dried, with skin 5 2.26
Orange 1 medium 2.21
Chestnuts, dried 1 oz. 2.10
Pear 1 medium 1.83
Potato 1 medium 1.79
Sweet potato, boiled, mashed 1/2 cup 1.31
Brussels sprouts, frozen, boiled 1/2 cup 1.09
Apple 1 medium 1.08
Papaya 1/2 1.06
Broccoli spears, frozen, boiled 1/2 cup 0.97
Banana 1 medium 0.91
Strawberries 1 cup 0.89
Tomato 1 medium 0.86
Hazelnuts, dried, raw 1 oz. 0.85
Lima beans, boiled 1/2 cup 0.85
Carrot 1 0.78
Pistachios, dried 1 oz. 0.77
Peanuts, dried 1 oz. 0.74
Peach 1 medium 0.70
Peas, boiled 1/2 cup 0.64
Almonds, dried 1 oz. 0.62
Walnuts, dried 1 oz. 0.57
Green beans, frozen, boiled 1/2 cup 0.50
Lemon 1 0.46
Summer squash, boiled 1/2 cup 0.45
Grapefruit 1/2 medium 0.29
Spinach, raw, chopped 1/2 cup 0.22

(Chart from The Fiber Primer, PREVENTION Magazine, Rodale Press, 1991)