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can my stomach be sensitive to pectin?


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can my stomach be sensitive to pectin?

Yaqo Homo | Aug 26, 2007 05:53 PM

I've been reading with interest a lot of recent threads about food sensitivity (e.g., lactose, MSG, etc.)

For years, there have only been two things that invariably cause my digestive system a great deal of distress: dried fruit and processed yogurt.

I'm not lactose intolerant. I can have large amounts of milk and chesse with no problems. But, say, Yoplait, Danon, or stonybrook farms yogurt just drive my stomach and intestines crazy. "Natural" yogurts without additives (such as Fage Greek yogurt or real Indian lassi) are fine.

Could it be the pectin that's upsetting me? Is this common?

BTW, I don't even know what pectin is. I just tend to see this word on all the ingredient labels of yogurt- and fruit-based foods that upset me. My mom used to use it to make jam, but I don't know what it does.

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