Pectin is a naturally occurring substance found in many fruits and berries which is often used as a gelling agent in jams and jellies. For this reason, if you’re making jam or jelly it’s important to know the pectin content of the fruit you’re using so that you can use the appropriate jamming technique.
So what about raspberries? Are raspberries high in pectin?
No, they are not. In fact, raspberries have quite a low pectin content. This is also the case for other soft berry fruits such as blackberries and strawberries.
This means that making jams and jellies with raspberries will require the use of preserving sugar or jam sugar in order to increase the pectin content of the jam.